Shark Exorcist — By Baron Craze Before one can discuss the film Shark Exorcist, they need to understand the director, who has a cult following, and seems to willing and wanton to tread the water of cheesy exploitation flicks, a graced the cinematic screen with An Erotic Vampire in Paris and Chainsaw Cheerleadersthis none other than Donald Farmer. After a short break in directing his masterpieces, he return to do a short story with the Hi-8 Horror Independent 8 and later Grindsploitation, therefore he combines the two popular topics sharks and demons, hence a silly story, with no intention for serious horror.
After a period of political transition inemphasis was subsequently placed on the formulation of a fisheries policy. Central to the policy debate was the sensitive issue of access rights and how compensation for past discriminatory political policies could be addressed.
After over two years of formulation the new Fisheries Policy was tabled as a White Paper in mid and the Bill precursor to the Marine Living Resources Act put before parliament in November The Act was subsequently passed in May and at the time of completion of this paper Augustwas due for promulgation along with the new Sea Fisheries Regulations.
The last four years have been a critical period for fisheries in South Africa.
Many shark populations have faced steep declines due to years of exploitation. Their slow reproductive rates make them extremely vulnerable to extinction. The disappearance of sharks—apex predators in many ecosystems—causes dangerous imbalances in marine communities worldwide. Because of the. Other shark threats include habitat degradation and climate change. The entire ocean ecosystem is affected be declining shark populations. Sharks are long-lived, mature late, and they produce few young (pups), making them especially vulnerable to exploitation. Exploitation Targeted basking shark fisheries still exist and huge numbers of basking sharks are accidentally caught in fishing nets worldwide. Unfortunately for the basking shark it has long been a fishery target as its one-ton liver is exceedingly rich in commercially valuable oils, and its enormous fins are used in Chinese sharks’-fin soup.
As the process of policy development has taken a long time, management during this period was in the unenviable position of having to Shark exploitation decisions and limit enforcement due to the Shark exploitation and changes to the legal framework.
These protracted processes did, to some extent, inhibit the recent management of shark fisheries in South Africa, at a time when it was needed most and when there was growing interest in exploitation of the resource and increased demand for access rights.
Alas, shark fisheries in South Africa, as in many other parts of the world, have been given very little management attention. While management of chondrichthyan fisheries in South Africa has been neglected, Shark exploitation has been made more difficult through the recent political changes and uncertainty in policy development.
Up to management of South African fisheries was the responsibility of the Directorate: Fisheries in South Africa have rarely been considered high profile in a political sense and have frequently been moved between ministries or had ad hoc changes of Ministers which further affected continuity of policy and management.
Management of Fisheries in South Africa from a legislative perspective operates at three levels - the primary level being the Sea Fisheries Act; second, the Sea Fisheries Regulations; and at the lowest level, permit conditions.
Within these structures laws and regulations can be introduced, or changed, to accommodate management of a particular resource or fishery. Perhaps more relevant to the fisheries management objectives than the past or existing laws, is the status quo and pending legislation.
The situation in South Africa with respect to the development of fisheries policy is of interest. Formulation of a Fisheries Policy started in and took two years to develop Marine Policy Final acceptance of the policy in mid led to the formulation of the Marine Living Resources Act that was accepted and passed by parliament in early At the time of submission of this report the new act was expected to be promulgated in August or September promulgation was pending the revision of the Sea Fisheries Regulations and will effectively go on trial in the next few years.
Management of shark stocks and the fisheries that exploit these stocks is unlikely to be significantly different from past management under the old Sea Fisheries Act and regulations. Objectives of the new act encompass optimal utilisation principles, the precautionary approach.
This objective will undoubtedly influence all fisheries in the future, including shark fisheries as it embraces broader access rights and the need to increase management.
Bodies to be established under the new act include a Consultative Advisory Forum effectively replacing the old Sea Fisheries Advisory Council which will advise the responsible Minister on matters such as resource management, legislation, TACs, research, finances and importantly, Operational Management Procedures OMPs.
With regard to shark fisheries, no OMP has been established. This body was started in and comprises government and other scientists, environmental scientists, economists, management and numerical scientists.
This body continues to provide scientific and management advice on shark fisheries in South Africa. This changed with the formation of the CWG which effectively recognised the need to supply management advice on the exploitation of chondrichthyans.
This report outlined shark fisheries in South Africa and noted the status of the stocks and different harvesting techniques relative to fisheries worldwide for shark. A follow-up report in Kroese et al. Both reports however made little reference to management objectives and focussed primarily on the past and present history of the shark exploitation in South Africa.
The management authority at Sea Fisheries: Cape Town has however embraced the concept of responsible and sustainable utilization as well as following the FAO-recommended Precautionary Approach.As one of the top ocean predators, sharks play an important role in the food web and help ensure balance in the ocean’s ecosystem.
With increased demand and exploitation rates for some shark species and shark products, concern has steadily grown regarding the status of many shark stocks and their exploitation in global fisheries. Conservation You probably think of conservation as something that is the responsibility of governments, environmental groups or charities.
In the case of basking sharks conservation YOU can make a difference by sending in basking shark sightings!
Jul 30, · Fuller’s original title, Caine, would have worked much better, but the shady producers wanted to capitalize on the exploitation potential of a stuntman that was killed by a shark while filming.
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The researchers say that this rate of exploitation is far too high, especially for a species which reproduces later in life. The major factor driving the trade is the ongoing demand for shark fins. Feb 20, · shark sanctuaries ban commercial fisheries exploitation of sharks within the entire exclusive economic zone of a country ∗ Some policies could defensibly be categorized as either fisheries management or conservation (or both).