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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 ¬†made 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 […]

What species of skate is for dinner? New research challenges elasmobranch fisheries policy

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, ScienceSeptember 24, 2010

I write a lot about shark conservation issues, but I rarely focus on their fellow elasmobranchs. Rays and skates have similar life history strategies as sharks, and many species are similarly overfished.¬† A friend just sent me a cool paper about the conservation of skates, which provides an excellent opportunity to remedy this oversight. A […]

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