Publications

Booklet: Global Shark Conservation

Booklet: Global Shark Conservation

Global Shark Conservation Sanctuaries for a Predator in Peril Published by PEW, July 2013 PDF – DOWNLOAD    

Age, growth and reproductive biology of blacktip reef sharks

Age, growth and reproductive biology of blacktip reef sharks

Published online on 19. July 2013 Validated age, growth and reproductive biology of Carcharhinus melanopterus, a widely distributed and exploited reef shark Andrew Chin, Colin Simpfendorfer, Andrew Tobin and Michelle Heupel ABSTRACT : Inadequate life-history information can compromise management of shark populations. The present study examined the life history of blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus)

Review of Progress on the Defra Elasmobranch Conservation Plan

Review of Progress on the Defra Elasmobranch Conservation Plan

Policy paper Shark, skate, and ray conservation plan: progress review 2013 Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Published: 19 July 2013 This document shows the findings of the 2013 review of progress towards implementing the conservation plan since its publication in 2011. PDF – DOWNLOAD    

Interim Guidelines: Great White Shark Cage Diving in New Zealand

Interim Guidelines: Great White Shark Cage Diving in New Zealand

Commercial Great White Shark Cage Diving New Zealand Department of Conservation Interim Guidelines July 2013 The Department of Conservation seeks feedback on the Commercial great white shark cage diving interim guidelines, July 2013. The purpose of the interim guidelines is to ensure the welfare of great white sharks by identifying potential risks to the animals

Thresher Sharks Use Tail-Slaps as a Hunting Strategy

Thresher Sharks Use Tail-Slaps as a Hunting Strategy

Published online on 10. July 2013 Thresher Sharks Use Tail-Slaps as a Hunting Strategy Oliver SP, Turner JR, Gann K, Silvosa M, D’Urban Jackson T ABSTRACT : The hunting strategies of pelagic thresher sharks (Alopias pelagicus) were investigated at Pescador Island in the Philippines. It has long been suspected that thresher sharks hunt with their

Sexual Dimorphism of the Electrosensory System of the Blue-Spotted Fantail Stingray

Sexual Dimorphism of the Electrosensory System of the Blue-Spotted Fantail Stingray

Published online on 27. June 2013 Sexual Dimorphism of the Electrosensory System: A Quantitative Analysis of Nerve Axons in the Dorsal Anterior Lateral Line Nerve of the Blue-Spotted Fantail Stingray (Taeniura lymma) Kempster R.M., Garza-Gisholt E., Egeberg C.A., Hart N.S., O’Shea O.R., Collin S.P. ABSTRACT: Quantitative studies of sensory axons provide invaluable insights into the

Status Review of Northeastern Pacific White Sharks under ESA

Status Review of Northeastern Pacific White Sharks under ESA

Status Review of the Northeastern Pacific Population of White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) Under the Endangered Species Act Heidi Dewar, Tomoharu Eguchi, John Hyde, Doug Kinzey, Suzanne Kohin, Jeff Moore, Barbara L. Taylor, and Russ Vetter. 2013 BACKGROUND : In June and August of 2012, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) received two petitions requesting that

Quantifying massive shark mortality in fish aggregating devices

Quantifying massive shark mortality in fish aggregating devices

Published online on 27. June 2013 Looking behind the curtain: quantifying massive shark mortality in fish aggregating devices John David Filmalter, Manuela Capello, Jean-Louis Deneubourg, Paul Denfer Cowley, and Laurent Dagorn ABSTRACT : Increasing catch rates are considered the main impact of dynamic fisheries practices on marine ecosystems, but other effects can be equally important

NOAA BREP Report 2012: Shark Repellent Bait for Bycatch Reduction

NOAA BREP Report 2012: Shark Repellent Bait for Bycatch Reduction

Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program 2012 Annual Report to Congress National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service 2013 See Page 18 – 21 : Performance of a Long-Lasting Shark Repellent Bait for Bycatch Reduction during Commercial Pelagic Longline Fishing PDF – DOWNLOAD  

Modeling of the Spatial Distribution of Spiny Dogfish in the Gulf of Alaska

Modeling of the Spatial Distribution of Spiny Dogfish in the Gulf of Alaska

Published online on 26. June 2013 Modeling of the Spatial Distribution of Spiny Dogfish (Squalus suckleyi) in the Gulf of Alaska using Generalized Additive and Generalized Linear Models Jason R Gasper, Gordon H. Kruse ABSTRACT : The spiny dogfish (Squalus suckleyi) is a common bycatch species in the Gulf of Alaska. Their spatial distribution is

Changing relative abundance and behaviour of silky and grey reef sharks baited on a Red Sea reef

Changing relative abundance and behaviour of silky and grey reef sharks baited on a Red Sea reef

Published online on 21. June 2013 Changing relative abundance and behaviour of silky and grey reef sharks baited over 12 years on a Red Sea reef C. R. Clarke, J. S. E. Lea and R. F. G. Ormond ABSTRACT: There is a lack of studies on how provisioning may influence shark numbers and behaviour. The

The economic value of shark tourism in Santa Cruz Island Galapagos

The economic value of shark tourism in Santa Cruz Island Galapagos

Published in 2013 Perceptions of the economic value of sharks for single-day dive tourism and commerce in Santa Cruz Island Peñaherrera C, Y Llerena and I Keith INTRODUCTION : …The Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) is considered by many as one of the best places for underwater tourism in the world (Sammon, 1992; Scuba Diving, 2000).

The role of CITES in the conservation of marine fishes

The role of CITES in the conservation of marine fishes

Published online on 10. June 2013 The role of CITES in the conservation of marine fishes subject to international trade Amanda C J Vincent, Yvonne J Sadovy de Mitcheson, Sarah L Fowler, Susan Lieberman ABSTRACT: All possible tools need to be marshalled for marine fish conservation. Yet controversy has swirled around what role, if any,

Social networks in elasmobranchs and teleost fishes

Social networks in elasmobranchs and teleost fishes

Published online on 13. June 2013 Social networks in elasmobranchs and teleost fishes Wilson, A. D. M., Croft, D. P. and Krause, J. ABSTRACT: Over the last decade, there has been an exponential increase in studies using social network analysis to describe the structure of animal societies. In this synthesis, we examine the contribution of

Heavy metal levels in blacktip sharks caught in Mexico

Heavy metal levels in blacktip sharks caught in Mexico

Published in June 2013 Concentración de Hg, Pb, Cd, Cr y As en hígado de Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) capturado en Veracruz, México Mendoza-Díaz, Fernando et al. ABSTRACT: Concentration of Hg, Pb, Cd, Cr and As in liver Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) captured in Veracruz, Mexico. Pollution by heavy metals in marine ecosystems in the