Improving Silky Shark Survival

Date added February 6, 2017
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Category Bycatch, Infographics
Tags Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, FADs, Purse Seine, Sharks


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.