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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 […]