Improving Silky Shark Survival

Date Added:February 6, 2017
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Tags:Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, FADs, Purse Seine, Sharks
Language:English

Description

This infographic shows four steps that purse seine fishers can take to decrease the bycatch of silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) and improve their survival rate.

Steps 1-2 focus on fishing practices, and steps 3-4 focus on silky shark release techniques.

The infographic is based on an ISSF research report: ISSF 2016-17: Mitigation of Silky Shark Bycatch in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries.