DNA Zip‐coding: identifying the source populations supplying the international trade of a critically endangered coastal shark

  title={DNA Zip‐coding: identifying the source populations supplying the international trade of a critically endangered coastal shark},
  author={Andrew T. Fields and Gunter Alexander Fischer and Stanley K. H. Shea and H. Zhang and Kevin A. Feldheim and Demian D. Chapman},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
There is an urgent need for population‐specific trade information for overexploited sharks, as international trade regulations are becoming an important tool for their conservation [i.e., listings on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)]. We tested a genetic stock identification (GSI) workflow to quantify the relative contributions of different source populations of the CITES‐listed scalloped hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini to international trade hubs for products… 

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