A global review of species-specific shark-fin-to-body-mass ratios and relevant legislation.

@article{Biery2012AGR,
  title={A global review of species-specific shark-fin-to-body-mass ratios and relevant legislation.},
  author={L. Biery and D. Pauly},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={
          1643-77
        }
}
  • L. Biery, D. Pauly
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of fish biology
  • In this review, shark-fin-to-body-mass ratios, which have been legislated by several countries as a means of regulating and monitoring shark fisheries, have been compiled and reviewed. Observed and legislated wet-fin-mass-to-round-mass (M(fw) :M(r) ) ratios have been collected for 50 species and eight countries. Wet to dry-fin mass conversion factors have also been reviewed. Existing shark fishery legislation was compiled by political entity and regional fishery management organizations (RFMO… CONTINUE READING

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