By Aaron Langmaid, Herald Sun, 28. April 2012 A MONSTER mako shark dragged on to a boat by five stunned Victorian fishermen could be the biggest caught in Australia. But the amateur anglers cannot claim the record because they didn’t lure the big fish according to guidelines. Instead, the quintet of friends have been branded
Scientists provide first large-scale estimate of reef shark losses in the Pacific Ocean Many shark populations have plummeted in the past three decades as a result of excessive harvesting – for their fins, as an incidental catch of fisheries targeting other species, and in recreational fisheries.
Published online on 26. April 2012 Re-Creating Missing Population Baselines for Pacific Reef Sharks Nadon, M. O., Baum, J. K., Williams, I. D., McPherson, J. M., Zgliczynski, B. J., Richards, B. L., Schroeder, R. E. and Brainard, R. E. ABSTRACT: Sharks and other large predators are scarce on most coral reefs, but studies of their