The implications of philopatry in sharks for the management of shark fisheries

  title={The implications of philopatry in sharks for the management of shark fisheries},
  author={R. Hueter and M. Heupel and E. Heist and D. Keeney},
  journal={Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science},
  • R. Hueter, M. Heupel, +1 author D. Keeney
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science
  • Evidence of philopatric behavior in diverse species of sharks is accumulating through various sources of data, including studies of shark behavior, genetics and fisheries. If sharks display natural tendencies to return to a home area, birthplace or another adopted locality during portions of their life cycles, as opposed to roaming and dispersing throughout their overall ranges, the impact of fisheries removals and habitat alterations on shark populations and stocks could be profound, and the… CONTINUE READING
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