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catch and release shark fishing

37 things I learned about shark ecology and conservation for my dissertation

Conservation, ecology, fisheries, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, policy, Science, sharks, Social Science, Underrepresented Issues in Marine Science and ConservationDecember 12, 2016

After a little more than 5 years of hard work, I’ve officially completed my Ph.D.! You can read my dissertation (“An Integrative and Interdisciplinary Approach to Shark Conservation: Policy Solutions, Ecosystem Role, and Stakeholder Attitudes”) online here in its entirety. In case there are some among you who don’t really want to read a 281 […]

Florida angler catches (and likely kills) Endangered great hammerhead shark

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksFebruary 13, 2012

Update: The angler who originally caught the shark has responded. Please see below. On February 5th, while standing on a beach in Miami,  a fisherman caught a 14 foot great hammerhead shark. According to his account, “we had it beached within an hour of hooking it. The fish weighed too much her girth was huge. Just the […]

State of the Field: Is catch-and-release fishing harmful to sharks?

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharks, State of the FieldFebruary 8, 2011

In the wake of the new Marianas Islands shark conservation law, a debate has been raging on the shark  listservs. The law wouldn’t have been possible without support from several local recreational fishermen- people who often take tourists catch-and-release fishing for sharks. “When I heard of your effort in Hawaii to ban the sale,trade and […]

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