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Thorny skate protection: NAFO falls short

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksSeptember 26, 2011

  Last week, I previewed the annual NAFO meeting. Two elasmobranch conservation measures (reducing the Total Allowable Catch for thorny skates to the level that the scientific council recommended and requiring fishermen to report the species of the sharks they catch) were to be discussed. That meeting is now concluded, and the results, while not […]

All eyes on Halifax: Will fishery managers follow scientific recommendations to protect the thorny skate?

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceSeptember 19, 2011

Later today, the annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) begins in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The marine conservation world should pay close attention. NAFO ┬ámade history in 2004 by becoming the first regional fisheries management organization to set a shared quota for a shark, skate, or ray fishery, but the future of that […]

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