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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Basking Shark (Pacific population) in Canada

Appendix 1: Headlines and Titles of Articles Pertaining to Basking Sharks from Non-scientific Sources from 1858 to Present Day with an Emphasis on British Columbia and Adjacent Waters

Title of Article or HeadlineSource
Clayoquoat Sound--The Tonquin MassacreVictoria Gazette, September 9, 1858, Number VII
The Fishes of Puget SoundWashington Standard, June 20, 1862
Battle with SharkColonist, September 9, 1905
Shark Killed by Millmen at Cedar CoveProvince, December 5, 1905, p. 1
Fisherman’s Desperate Fight With SharkProvince, September 17, 1906, p. 16
Captured a SharkColonist, October 6, 1906, p. 8
Will Engage in Shark FisheriesUnknown,  December 27, 1910
Caught Shark in Salmon Net: Excitement at Rivers Inlet When Sea Tiger was CapturedProvince, July 15, 1915, p. 3
Sees Several  Sharks Among Salmon School off Mouth of FraserSun, August 2, 1915, p. 9.
Sharks in Local WatersColonist, July 30, 1916
Says Shark Meat is Very Superior FoodColonist, July 25, 1920, p. 21
Shark Industry to be Developed on Large ScaleTimes, August 25, 1921, p. 12
Shark Fishing Industry to be Located on Alberni CanalPort Alberni News, August 31, 1921
Halibut Fishermen Say “Sea Serpent” Is a Gigantic SharkProvince, September 27, 1925, p. 16
Mystery Beast Believed to be Ancient SeacowProvince, November 24, 1934, p. 1
‘Sea Monster’ Basking Shark Declares Fisheries ExpertSun, November 26, 1934, p. 1.
A Canadian “Monster”: Sea-cow, Basking Shark, or “Cadborosaurus”?The Illustrated London News, Dec.14, 1934
Byline: A battle was seen between a twenty foot shark and six sea lions.Western Fisheries, March 1935, p. 20
Unidentified Sea Monster Found DeadColonist, October 8, 1936, p. 1
Gill Net Fishing Gear in Rivers InletWestern Fisheries, July 1937, p. 20
Dogfish and SharksWestern Fisheries, August 1937, p. 13
Fish Meal and Oil Production and MarketsWestern Fisheries, November 1937, p. 27
Sharks of the Seven SeasWestern Fisheries, February, 1938 p. 10
Sea Monster is Observed Off Oak BayColonist, November 16, 1938, p. 5.
Fishing Fleet News: Seattle Seiner Lands 10-ton SharkWestern Fisheries, December 1938, p. 14
Narrow EscapeThe Zeballos Miner, January 23, 1939
Report of Gillnet Fishing in Sooke Area During 1938The Fisherman, May 9, 1939, p. 1
Sharks in B.C. Waters But HarmlessPacific Coast News, July 27, 1939, p. 1
Tittle TattleThe Fisherman, September 12, 1939, p. 8
Reports from Fishing GroundsThe Fisherman, July 30, 1940, p. 1
Here and There (Smiths Inlet )The Fisherman, July 22, 1941, p. 4
Here and There (Smiths Inlet)The Fisherman, July 29, 1941, p. 4
Fishing Ground ReportsThe Fisherman, July 14, 1942, p. 2
Sharks Take Profit: Fishermen Report Their Nets RuinedProvince, August 14, 1942, p. 28
Here and There (Bliss Landing)The Fisherman, September 8, 1942, p. 3
War Declared on B.C. SharksProvince, February 3, 1943, p. 5
War Against Sharks is DeclaredThe Fisherman, February 9, 1943, p. 4
Riflemen to Hunt SharksSun, March 20, 1943, p. 23
Coast Shark Livers Help Bombing Raids on BerlinSun, March 30, 1943, p. 13
Fishermen Plan Mutual Aid Against SharksSun, July 8, 1943, p. 19
Six Sharks Killed by Packers BoatProvince, July 12, 1943, p. 25
Fishing Ground Reports (Good Hope Cannery, Rivers Inlet)The Fisherman, July 20, 1943, p. 3
How Insurance for Nets WorksThe Fisherman, July 20, 1943, p. 2
Net Insurance Popular at Margaret BayThe Fisherman, August 17, 1943, p. 3
Shark Liver Weighs 2000 Lbs.  (Astoria, Oregon)The Fisherman, August 24, 1943, p. 2
Three-ton Shark Yielded 1155 Lbs. of LiverCommercial Fishermen’s  Weekly August 27, 1943, p. 318
Paddles Out To Sea To Fight SharksProvince, June 10, 1944, p. 5
Sharks Tear Salmon Nets Near NamuProvince, June 27, 1944, p. 23
Giant Sharks Spoil Catch.Colonist, June 29, 1944
Fishmen Say Giant Sharks Tearing NetsNew Herald, June 29, 1944, p. 1
Damage By Sharks.Colonist, July 1, 1944, p. 21
Net Insurance at Margaret BayThe Fisherman, July 18, 1944, p. 3
Giant Shark Loses Liver In Fight With FishermanSun, May 25, 1945, p. 17
Catch 29-Ft. Shark; Liver Weighs 1747 Lbs.Province, June 4, 1945, p. 22
Fish Shorts (Alberni Canal)The Fisherman, June 5, 1945, p. 5
Sharks Destroy NetsWest Coast Advocate, June 28, 1945, p. 1
SharksWest Coast Advocate, July 5, 1945, p. 11
Results Follow Shark EditorialWest Coast Advocate, July 12, 1945, p. 1
Basking Sharks Menace Fishing on West CoastProvince, July 16, 1945, p. 21
Removal of Shark Menace to Salmon Fishing is UrgedWest Coast Advocate, August 2, 1945, p. 11
B.C. Fishermen Battle Shark PerilProvince, Nov. 17, 1945, p. 8 (mag. Sec.)
Bamfield NewsWest Coast Advocate, July 11, 1946, p. 5
Shark Harpooned, Caught Off NanaimoSun, July 11, 1946, p. 5.
Shark’s Liver Brings $66West Coast Advocate, July 11, 1946, p.10
Coast Fishermen Report Large Shark CatchesWest Coast Advocate, July 18, 1946, p. 14
Harpoon, Rifle “Catch” Sharks off B.C. as Livers Sought for Vitamin OilFisheries News Bulletin, Vol. XVII #203-4
Sleeping Fisherman Nets Big Mud SharkColonist, Nov. 8, 1946, p. 16
Harpoon Favored In Shark FishingSun, December 3, 1946, p. 21
SharkingBritish Columbia Digest, Mar.1947, p. 73-74
Sharkhunting Latest Sport Around Texada IslandProvince, June 7, 1947, p. 5
Sharks Damage Salmon Nets As Rivers Inlet Run OpensProvince, July 2, 1947, p. 33
Numerous Basking Sharks Menace to Nets Of Salmon Fishermen Along Coast of B.C.Colonist, July 16, 1947, p. 17
Seiners Get Big HaulThe Fisherman, Aug. 8, 1947, p. 2
Seven-Ton Shark Landed After Epic West Coast FightProvince, September 30, 1947, p. 30
Sharks Long as Street Cars Romp Off B.C. CoastSun, October 11, 1947, p. 5
Scientists Say Monster Not CaddyTimes, December 8, 1947 p. 3
‘Caddy’ Remains May Be Only Basking SharkSun, December 8, 1947 p. 1
Identifies Skeleton of Enormous Basking SharkColonist, December 13, 1947, p. 22
Island Sea Monster Just ‘Basking Shark’News Herald, December 13, 1947 p. 4
Skeleton is of Record Size Basking SharkWest Coast Advocate, Dec.18, 1947, p. 1
British Columbia’s Basking SharkProvince, December 29, 1947, p. 4
Log of the MistralThe Fisherman, July 9, 1948, p. 6
Bounty on Basking Sharks Wanted by Coast Fishermen.Times, July 17, 1948, p. 6
Log of the MistralThe Fisherman, July 23, 1948, p. 6
Basking Sharks in Puget Sound and Washington Coastal WatersTacoma Natural History Bulletin Vol. 1 #6
Hunting Sharks Done With Harpoons, RiflesColonist, December 12, 1948, p. 17
Maybe ‘Caddy’ Mystery Now SolvedSun, December 18, 1948, p. 23
War’s Shark Liver ‘Bonanza’ Over As Industry Almost DeadTimes, May 9, 1950, p. 2
There Were Ten (Poem)Western Fisheries, December, 1950, p. 25
Basking Mud Sharks Mistaken for ‘Caddy’Sun, May 31, 1951, p. 11
Special Gear Tried Against Sharks in Barkley SoundThe Fisherman, June 19, 1951, p. 2
Shark’s Fin Bill’s Soup Not SerpentTimes, September 10, 1951, p. 13
Big Shark Observed in Ladysmith HarborColonist, June 28, 1952, p. 13
Sharks Numerous: Harpoons New Tackle in Brentwood WatersColonist, July 5, 1952, p. 11
Shark Big, But Basker, Not BiterColonist, July 9, 1952, p. 9
Gill-Netting and Basking SharksWestern Fisheries, November 1952, p. 12
Sharks, Seals Bring Misery to FishermenColonist, June 13, 1953, p. 13
Sharks, Hair Seals Harry BC FishermenProvince, June 14, 1953, p. 5
Basking Sharks, Hair Seals Still Lead West Coast Fish Fleet’s Nuisance ListColonist, June 23, 1953, p. 2
Seals, Sharks Raid B.C. Fishers’ NetsSun, June 24, 1953, p. 8
Shark in Gillnet Proves Costly to Q.C. FishermanWestern Fisheries, September 1953, p. 22
Doubt Raised That Monster Really SharkColonist, September 20, 1953, p. 17
Sharks Return May Revive Thrilling SportColonist, September 27, 1953, p. 5
Clever MarksmanWest Coast Advocate, May 26, 1955, p. 1
Cruising Shark Sighted Off Qualicum BeachColonist, May 31, 1955, p. 24
B.C. Sharks ‘Cut Up’ By Unique Bow RamColonist, June 22, 1955, p. 1
New Weapon Destroys Basking SharksProvince, June 23, 1955, p. 7
Ship Fights Sharks Off B.C. CoastSun, June 23, 1955
Find New Method of Despatching the Basking SharkWest Coast Advocate, June 23, 1955, p. 1.
Troublesome Basking Sharks “Speared” by Patrol VesselWestern Fisheries, July 1955, p. 19
Sliced Basking Shark Newest Fishery DishThe Fisherman, July 5, 1955
Knife-like Ram On Vessel’s Prow Kills SharksTrade News, August 1955, Vol. 8, No. 2. p. 5
B.C.’s big basking sharks are giants with no biteProvince, August 13, 1955, p. 20. (Mag. Sec.)
Giant too strong…Rampaging Sharks Best Sport For Thrill-Seeking City DentistColonist, September 9, 1955, p. 13
Basking Sharks Face New DeviceProvince, February 18, 1956, p. 2
2-Hour Fight Lands 2500-Pound SharkTimes, April 20, 1956, p. 6
Owner Seeks Home For Ton of SharkColonist, April 20, 1956, p. 1
Fisheries Patrol Winning War on Basking SharksWest Coast Advocate, April 26, Sec. II, p. 4
Boat Kills 31 Sharks in One DayTimes, May 3, 1956, p. 1
Fishermen Ready Boats and Gear for Season CatchWest Coast Advocate, May 3, 1956, p. 1
Shark HuntTrade News, Vol. 8, May 1956, No. 11, p. 13
Shark hunters clean up on west coast pestsProvince, May 4, 1956
Basking-Shark Killer Rids Coast of MenaceColonist, May 4, 1956, p. 20
Steel Prow Halts Invasions of SharksSun, May 7, 1956, p. 11
Basking Shark School Won’t Get to CollegeThe Fisherman, May 8, 1956, p. 3
Shark Killer Ship Stabs 34 in a DaySun, May 16, 1956
Week-End Holiday--For Some.Colonist, May 27, 1956, p. 2
Fewer Basking SharksWest Coast Advocate, May 31, 1956, p. 5.
Island Shark Fishing to Be RevivedColonist, June 5, 1956, p. 13
Shark Shakes BoatersColonist, August 9, 1956, p. 1
Ship Spears SharkPopular Mechanics, November 1956, p. 172
Fishermen Tell Whale of a Tale But Who Likes Shark Shenanigans?Times, November 28, 1957, p. 23
Frisky Fish Blamed As Boat OverturnedTimes, August 5, 1958, p. 15
18-Foot Shark Caught In Net Off BowenSun, August 29, 1958, p. 29
2nd Shark CapturedSun, September 11, 1958, p. 21
Fisherman lands 27-foot shark near GibsonsProvince, September 11, 1958
Shark Panics Swimmers Children Dash to ShoreColonist, June 19, 1959, p. 21
Relax: Those sharks aren’t man-eaters!Province, June 20, 1959, p. 1
Sharks Abound, But No Man-Eaters HereTimes, July 8, 1959, p. 4
23-Foot Shark in HarborTimes, July 17, 1959, p. 27
Big Shark Tours HarborColonist, July 18, 1959, p. 13
Hunting the Giant Basking SharkWestern Fisheries, Aug. 1960, p. 19-20, p. 36-37.
Shark sought in canal for aquariumProvince, April 5, 1962
B.C. shark to grace U.S. instituteProvince, April 24, 1962
Tow-ton Shark Copied in Barkley Sound Last SummerTofino Ucluelet Press, March 14, 1963, p. 7
Nothing to Fear From Sharks Around HereColonist, June 27, 1975, p. 39
Forty-foot Sharks Cruise Around Vancouver IslandIslander, November 1975
++From the Goodlad Alblum (Photograph and caption)West Coast Fisherman, April 1990, p. 61
1. Sleeping Giants 2. Ship Spears SharksWest Coast Fisherman, Oct. 1990, p. 44-49
Huge knife sliced basking sharkIslander, September 1992

Sun=Vancouver Sun, Colonist=Daily Colonist (Victoria), Times=Victoria Daily Times

 

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