31 July 2014

• “Vulnerability of Sharks As Collateral Damage In Commercial Fishing…”

“A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species when captured as unintentional bycatch in commercial longline fishing operations found large differences in survival rates across the 12 species, with bigeye thresher, dusky, and scalloped hammerhead being the most vulnerable.

”The study…provides new information to consider for future conservation measures for sharks in the Northwest Atlantic.

”The unintentional capture of a fish species when targeting another species, known as bycatch, is one of the largest threats facing many marine fish populations.”

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