Apr 29, 2016

Leitch's try helps Chiefs edge Sharks

Japan captain Michael Leitch scored a try for the second game running during the Chiefs’ 24-22 win over the Sharks on Friday in Super Rugby. No. 8 Leitch, who scored a try during their win over the Hurricanes last Saturday, crossed again in the ...

Apr 14, 2016

Taiwan fishing industry 'out of control': Greenpeace

Taiwan’s fishing industry was “out of control,” environment advocacy group Greenpeace said Thursday, with shark finning still rampant as well as labor and human rights abuses. Taiwan has one of the world’s biggest tuna fishing fleets and the new Greenpeace investigation is just the ...

Australia starts using drones to track sharks

Nov 25, 2015

Australia starts using drones to track sharks

Testing of aerial drones to track the movements of sharks in Australian waters began Wednesday as the government admitted there is “no easy way” to protect swimmers from the predators. The trials began at Coffs Harbour on the mid-north coast of New South Wales ...

Oct 25, 2015

Drones to circle Australian beaches to monitor sharks

Drones will circle popular swimming spots in eastern Australia and “listening stations” track tagged sharks as part of a new strategy announced Sunday to keep beachgoers safe after a spate of bloody attacks. The country has one of the world’s highest incidences of shark ...

Australia to test shark deterrents after wave of attacks

Sep 30, 2015

Australia to test shark deterrents after wave of attacks

Australian shark experts will test cutting-edge technology — including electrical barriers powered by wave energy — following an “unprecedented” series of attacks on swimmers. The country has one of the world’s highest incidences of shark attacks and researchers from around the world met in ...

Shark sightings keep tourists away after authorities impose swimming bans

Aug 18, 2015

Shark sightings keep tourists away after authorities impose swimming bans

An increasing number of shark sightings at beaches across Japan this month is affecting tourism, with visitors shunning popular summer destinations where authorities have imposed swimming bans. Sharks have recently been spotted at several beaches in Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Shizuoka and Kagoshima prefectures. In Ibaraki, ...

Shark sighting in Ibaraki prompts swimming ban at beaches

Aug 6, 2015

Shark sighting in Ibaraki prompts swimming ban at beaches

Two sharks have been spotted off the coast of Hokota in Ibaraki Prefecture, prompting authorities in the city and in three municipalities nearby to prohibit swimming in the sea on Wednesday. According to the Ibaraki Prefectural Government, the city of Hokota received the reports ...