Improved Understanding of Interactions between Sharks and Longline Fisheries Benefits Both Fishing Industry and Sharks

Interactions between sharks and pelagic longline fisheries are causing ecological, economic and social problems. Studies, announced recently by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, indicate that action is needed to develop methods to deter sharks from taking hooked fish from longline gear - amove that will benefit sharks and the fishing industry.

Shark Depredation and Unwanted
Bycatch in Pelagic Longline Fisheries Photo: Industry Practices and Attitudes,

 

Work area: 
Marine
Marine threatened species
Fisheries & Aquaculture
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