Publications

Effects of EMFs from Undersea Power Cables on Elasmobranchs and other Marine Species

Effects of EMFs from Undersea Power Cables on Elasmobranchs and other Marine Species

Published in May 2011. Normandeau, Exponent, T. Tricas, and A. Gill. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Anthropogenic electromagnetic fields (EMFs) have been introduced into the marine environment around the world and from a wide variety of sources for well over a century. Despite this, little is known about potential ecological impacts from EMFs. For decades, power transmission cables

US Federal Register: Endangered Status for the Largetooth Sawfish

US Federal Register: Endangered Status for the Largetooth Sawfish

We, NMFS, issue a final determination to list the largetooth sawfish (Pristis perotteti) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended

Reef-use and residency patterns of a baited population of silky sharks, Carcharhinus falciformis, in the Red Sea

Reef-use and residency patterns of a baited population of silky sharks, Carcharhinus falciformis, in the Red Sea

Published on 24 June 2011. C. Clarke, J. S. E. Lea, R. F. G. Ormond. ABSTRACT: Many shark populations are experiencing critical declines from overfishing, triggering potentially detrimental cascade effects on marine ecosystems. Silky sharks, Carcharhinus falciformis, have experienced some of the most severe declines, yet little information exists on their behavioural ecology to inform

Rediscovery and redescription of the smoothtooth blacktip shark, Carcharhinus leiodon (Carcharhinidae), from Kuwait, with notes on its possible conservation status

Rediscovery and redescription of the smoothtooth blacktip shark, Carcharhinus leiodon (Carcharhinidae), from Kuwait, with notes on its possible conservation status

Published on 24 June 2011 Alec B. M. Moore, William T. White, Robert D. Ward, Gavin J. P. Naylor, Richard Peirce. ABSTRACT: The smoothtooth blacktip shark, Carcharhinus leiodon, is one of the rarest whaler shark species of the genus Carcharhinus, previously known only from the holotype collected over 100 years ago from the Arabian Sea

Cuba s shark fisheries characterization pilot project

Cuba s shark fisheries characterization pilot project

PowerPoint Presentation by Dr. Consuelo Aguilar Betancourt and Dr. Gaspar Gonzalez Sanson (2011) Cuba’s shark fisheries characterization pilot project PDF – Download    

Shark fisheries monitoring: the importance to study the storage plants dynamic

Shark fisheries monitoring: the importance to study the storage plants dynamic

  PowerPoint Presentation by Juan Carlos Pérez-Jiménez et al. (2011) Monitoreo de las pesquerías de tiburones: la importancia de estudiar la dinámica de las bodegas de acopio Shark fisheries monitoring: the importance to study the storage plants dynamic PDF Download    

Mote Marine Laboratory: Partnerships and Shark Research in Mexico

Mote Marine Laboratory: Partnerships and Shark Research in Mexico

PowerPoint Presentation by Robert E. Hueter, Ph.D. (2011) Mote Marine Laboratory: Partnerships and Shark Research in Mexico PDF Download      

Banning Wire Leaders A practical solution for reducing shark bycatch in pelagic longlines

Banning Wire Leaders  A practical solution for reducing shark bycatch in pelagic longlines

The PEW Environment Group ‘ A practical solution for reducing shark bycatch in pelagic longlines ‘ Banning Wire Leaders PDF – Download    

Shark Research Japanese shark research activities

Shark Research Japanese shark research activities

PowerPoint Presentation by Yasuko Semba, Kotaro Yokawa, and Miki Ogura (2011). Japanese shark research activities in response to recent change of world’s opinions on the fishery stock managements PDF Download    

Business partner or simple catch? The economic value of the sicklefin lemon shark in French Polynesia

Business partner or simple catch? The economic value of the sicklefin lemon shark in French Polynesia

Published on 24 June 2011. E. Clua, N. Buray, P. Legendr, J. Mourier, S. Planes. ABSTRACT: Most arguments invoked so far by the scientific community in favour of shark conservation rely on the ecological importance of sharks, and have little impact on management policies. During a 57-month study, we were able to individually recognise 39

Florida Shark Management – Public Workshops June/July 2011

Florida Shark Management – Public Workshops June/July 2011

PowerPoint Presentation by Florida Wild and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Shark Management – Public Workshops June/July 2011. PDF Download – here    

Killing for conservation the need for alternatives to lethal sampling of apex predatory sharks

Killing for conservation the need for alternatives to lethal sampling of apex predatory sharks

Published on 22. June 2011 Neil Hammerschlag, James Sulikowski. ABSTRACT: Top oceanic predators, especially large predatory sharks (TOPS), appear to be experiencing varying degrees of population declines. Life history data (e.g. diet, reproductive status, age and growth, mortality) are critical for developing effective conservation strategies for TOPS. Presently, lethal sampling remains the most effective and

Global shark currency: the distribution, frequency, and economic value of shark ecotourism

Global shark currency: the distribution, frequency, and economic value of shark ecotourism

Published on 01. June 2011 Austin J. Gallagher and Neil Hammerschlag. ABSTRACT: Ecotourism represents a highly popularised activity which has exhibited global growth in recent years. In the present paper, we examine the distribution, frequency, and economic value of shark-based ecotourism operations worldwide. A total of 376 shark ecotour operations across 83 locations and 8

Management Plan for the Bluntnose Sixgill Shark (Hexanchus griseus) and Tope Shark (Galeorhinus galeus) in Canada

Management Plan for the Bluntnose Sixgill Shark (Hexanchus griseus) and Tope Shark (Galeorhinus galeus) in Canada

Management Plan for the Bluntnose Sixgill Shark (Hexanchus griseus) and Tope Shark (Galeorhinus galeus) in Canada Published in May 2011 CONSULTATION DRAFT by Fisheries and Oceans, Canada Species at Risk Act, Management Plan Series: Bluntnose Sixgill Shark and Tope Shark PDF Download, 0,98 MB      

Elasmobranchs of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf ecology, human aspects and research priorities for their improved management

Elasmobranchs of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf ecology, human aspects and research priorities for their improved management

Published on 17. May 2011 Alec B. M. Moore ABSTRACT: Given widespread concern about the status of elasmobranch fishes globally, information on this group in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf is reviewed comprehensively for the first time. The Arabian region may be of overlooked significance to elasmobranch biogeography, and the environmentally unique Gulf has some highly