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Elasmobranch Fisheries Management Techniques, 2004

Published Date December 2004
Type of Publication Manuals
Publication Under SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE), Ocean and Fisheries Working Group (OFWG)
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Pages 370
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The objectives of the present manual are to provide the information necessary for fisheries managers to effectively address the IPOA Sharks, thus leading to sustainable shark fisheries. We attempt to provide a step-by-step approach to collecting the information necessary for proper stock assessment and sustainable shark management.

  • Chapter 1. Introduction: Management of Sharks and their Relatives (Elasmobranchii)
  • Chapter 2. The Purpose of Stock Assessment and the Objectives of Fisheries Management
  • Chapter 3. Taxonomy and Field Techniques for Identification, with Listing of Available Regional Guides
  • Chapter 4. Tagging Methods and Associated Data Analysis
  • Chapter 5. Genetics: Stock Identification
  • Chapter 6. Age and Growth of Elasmobranch Fishes
  • Chapter 7. Reproductive Biology
  • Chapter 8. Mortality Estimation
  • Chapter 9. Demographic Models: Life Tables, Matrix Models and Rebound Potential
  • Chapter 10. Fishery Stock Assessment Models and their Application to Sharks
  • Chapter 11. Fishery-Dependent Sampling: Total Catch, Effort and Catch Composition
  • Chapter 12. Fishery-Independent Sampling: Survey Techniques and Data Analyses
  • Chapter 13. Management Measures
  • Chapter 14. Shark Utilization
  • Index