Global catches , exploitation rates , and rebuilding options for sharks

@inproceedings{Worma2013GlobalC,
  title={Global catches , exploitation rates , and rebuilding options for sharks},
  author={Boris Worma and Brendal Davis and Lisa Kettemer and Christine A. Ward-Paige and Demian D F Chapman and Michael R. Heithaus and Steven Thomas Kessel and Samuel Harvey Gruber},
  year={2013}
}
Adequate conservation and management of shark populations is becoming increasingly important on a global scale, especially because many species are exceptionally vulnerable to overfishing. Yet, reported catch statistics for sharks are incomplete, and mortality estimates have not been available for sharks as a group. Here, the global catch and mortality of sharks from reported and unreported landings, discards, and shark finning are being estimated at 1.44 million metric tons for the year 2000… CONTINUE READING

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