Identification of a nursery area for the critically endangered hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) amid intense fisheries in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

@article{CuevasGmez2020IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a nursery area for the critically endangered hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) amid intense fisheries in the southern Gulf of Mexico.},
  author={Gabriela Alejandra Cuevas-G{\'o}mez and Juan Carlos P{\'e}rez-Jim{\'e}nez and Iv{\'a}n M{\'e}ndez-Loeza and Maribel Carrera-Fern{\'a}ndez and Jos{\'e} Leonardo Castillo-Geniz},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  year={2020}
}
Since the 1980s, there has been growing concern in the Mexican Atlantic regarding high catches of neonate and juvenile sharks in small-scale fisheries. Fishery-dependent data from 1993-1994 and 2007-2017 and fishers´ ecological knowledge from 2017 were used to identify nursery areas for scalloped hammerhead, Sphyrna lewini, in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Catch records and fishing areas of neonates, young of the year (YOYs), juveniles and adults of S. lewini (N = 1885) were obtained from… Expand
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