Tracking the fin trade : genetic stock identification in western Atlantic scalloped hammerhead sharks Sphyrna lewini

@inproceedings{Chapman2010TrackingTF,
  title={Tracking the fin trade : genetic stock identification in western Atlantic scalloped hammerhead sharks Sphyrna lewini},
  author={Demian D F Chapman and Danillo Pinhal and Mahmood Shivji},
  year={2010}
}
Location or stock-specific landing data are necessary to improve management of shark stocks, especially those imperiled by overexploitation as a result of the international shark fin trade. In the current absence of catch monitoring directly at extraction sites, genetic stock identification of fins collected from major market supply chain endpoints offers an overlooked but potentially useful approach for tracing the fins back to their geographical, or stock of, origin. To demonstrate the… CONTINUE READING
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