Publications

Pelagic shark fisheries of Indonesia’s Eastern Indian Ocean Fisheries Management Region

Pelagic shark fisheries of Indonesia’s Eastern Indian Ocean Fisheries Management Region

Published online on 24. July 2015 Pelagic shark fisheries of Indonesia’s Eastern Indian Ocean Fisheries Management Region Fahmi & Dharmai ABSTRACT: Sharks are commonly caught in Indonesian waters both by target fisheries and as bycatch. Fishers targeting sharks mostly employ drift longlines, whereas tuna longlines and gillnets are the gear mostly responsible for shark bycatch.

Fisheries management and conservation of sharks in Indonesia

Fisheries management and conservation of sharks in Indonesia

Published online on 24. July 2015 Fisheries management and conservation of sharks in Indonesia Dharmadi, Fahmi, F Satria ABSTRACT: Indonesian waters have a high diversity of sharks and rays, with at least 118 species belonging to 25 families found throughout the vast archipelago. Indonesia also has the highest shark landings globally and nearly all high‑value

The current status and management of South Africa’s chondrichthyan fisheries

The current status and management of South Africa’s chondrichthyan fisheries

Published online on 24. July 2015 The current status and management of South Africa’s chondrichthyan fisheries C da Silva, AJ Booth, SFJ Dudley, SE Kerwath, SJ Lamberth, RW Leslie, ME McCord, WHH Sauer, T Zweig ABSTRACT: Chondrichthyans (sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras) are captured in many marine fisheries. Management and research efforts directed at chondrichthyan

Seasonality, behaviour and philopatry of spotted ragged‑tooth sharks in Eastern Cape nursery areas, South Africa

Seasonality, behaviour and philopatry of spotted ragged‑tooth sharks in Eastern Cape nursery areas, South Africa

Published online on 24. July 2015 Seasonality, behaviour and philopatry of spotted ragged‑tooth sharks Carcharias taurus in Eastern Cape nursery areas, South Africa MJ Smale, ML Dicken, AJ Booth ABSTRACT: Spotted ragged‑tooth sharks Carcharias taurus occur along the southern and eastern coasts of South Africa. We report on movements of juveniles and adults within a

Baited remote underwater video system (BRUVs) survey of chondrichthyan diversity in False Bay, South Africa

Baited remote underwater video system (BRUVs) survey of chondrichthyan diversity in False Bay, South Africa

Published online on 24. July 2015 Baited remote underwater video system (BRUVs) survey of chondrichthyan diversity in False Bay, South Africa L De Vos, RGA Watson, A Götz, CG Attwood ABSTRACT: Global declines in chondrichthyan populations necessitate evidence‑based planning for their conservation. False Bay, in south‑west South Africa, has a high diversity of marine biota,

Seasonal variability of bull and tiger shark presence on the west coast of Reunion Island, western Indian Ocean

Seasonal variability of bull and tiger shark presence on the west coast of Reunion Island, western Indian Ocean

Published online on 24. July 2015 Seasonal variability of bull and tiger shark presence on the west coast of Reunion Island, western Indian Ocean A Blaison, S Jaquemet, D Guyomarc, G Vangrevelynghe, T Gazzo, G Cliff, P Cotel, M Soria ABSTRACT: A fisheries‑independent survey using longlines and drumlines, and an acoustic telemetry study, revealed that

Incorporating stable isotopes into a multidisciplinary framework to improve data inference and their conservation and management application

Incorporating stable isotopes into a multidisciplinary framework to improve data inference and their conservation and management application

Published online on 24. July 2015 Incorporating stable isotopes into a multidisciplinary framework to improve data inference and their conservation and management application HM Christiansen, AT Fisk, NE Hussey ABSTRACT: Through its ability to address complex ecological questions and the possibility of analysing large sample sizes to understand population‑level processes, the use of stable isotope

Age and growth of the common blacktip shark from Indonesia

Age and growth of the common blacktip shark from Indonesia

Published online on 24. July 2015 Age and growth of the common blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus from Indonesia, incorporating an improved approach to comparing regional population growth rates JJ Smart, A Chin, AJ Tobin, CA Simpfendorfer, WT White ABSTRACT: Age and growth estimates from length‑at‑age data were produced for the common blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus

Sexual dimorphism based on body proportions and ontogenetic changes in the Brazilian electric ray

Sexual dimorphism based on body proportions and ontogenetic changes in the Brazilian electric ray

Published online on 24. July 2015 Sexual dimorphism based on body proportions and ontogenetic changes in the Brazilian electric ray Narcine brasiliensis (von Olfers, 1831) (Chondrichthyes: Narcinidae) FA Rolim, FP Caltabellotta, MM Rotundo, T Vaske-Júnior ABSTRACT: Sexual dimorphism in the Brazilian electric ray Narcine brasiliensis from the south‑western Atlantic coast was evaluated based on body

Redescription of Hydrolagus africanus, with a review of southern African chimaeroids and a key to their identification

Redescription of Hydrolagus africanus, with a review of southern African chimaeroids and a key to their identification

Published online on 24. July 2015 Redescription of Hydrolagus africanus (Gilchrist, 1922) (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae), with a review of southern African chimaeroids and a key to their identification KA Walovich, DA Ebert, DJ Long, DA Didier ABSTRACT: Hydrolagus africanus (Gilchrist, 1922) is a little‑known chimaeroid species, originally described from the KwaZulu‑ Natal coast of South Africa,

Beyond Jaws: rediscovering the ‘lost sharks’ of southern Africa

Beyond Jaws: rediscovering the ‘lost sharks’ of southern Africa

Published online on 24. July 2015 Beyond Jaws: rediscovering the ‘lost sharks’ of southern Africa DA Ebert, KE van Hees ABSTRACT: Southern Africa has one of the richest and most diverse chondrichthyan faunas in the world, comprising all 13 orders, 49 families, 111 genera and approximately 204 species. This represents nearly 20% of all known

The evolution of chondrichthyan research through a metadata analysis of dedicated international conferences between 1991 and 2014

The evolution of chondrichthyan research through a metadata analysis of dedicated international conferences between 1991 and 2014

Published online on 24. July 2015 The evolution of chondrichthyan research through a metadata analysis of dedicated international conferences between 1991 and 2014 C Huveneers, DA Ebert, SFJ Dudley ABSTRACT: Science is continually evolving, with recent developments in some fields, such as conservation biology, leading to shifts in priorities and needs. Recent international conferences focused

Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatus, a new species of eagle ray from northern Australia and New Guinea

Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatus, a new species of eagle ray from northern Australia and New Guinea

Published on 23. July 2015 Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatus , a new species of eagle ray (Myliobatiformes: Myliobatidae) from northern Australia and New Guinea William T. White, Peter R. Last, Leontine Baje ABSTRACT: A new species of eagle ray, Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatus sp. nov., is described based on specimens collected in northern Australia and southern Papua New Guinea.

FAO Report: State of the global market for shark products

FAO Report: State of the global market for shark products

State of the global market for shark products Authors: Felix Dent, Shelley Clarke Year of publication: 2015 Publisher: FAO ABSTRACT: This publication is intended to complement and inform the International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks, developed in 1998 to address concerns over possible negative effects of increased shark catches on

How the movement characteristics of large marine predators influence estimates of their abundance

How the movement characteristics of large marine predators influence estimates of their abundance

Published online on 18. July 2015 How the movement characteristics of large marine predators influence estimates of their abundance Fabio Boschetti, Mathew A. Vanderklift ABSTRACT: Understanding animal movement provides information that helps design effective conservation initiatives. We intuitively understand that the way animals move at large scales determines the extent of their home range and