Sharks and rays easy to identify in new field guide

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Share List A new field guide should help crew of tuna vessels and observers to correctly identify 44 kinds of sharks and rays that are accidentally caught during tuna fishing in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO). The guide, Shark and ray identification manual, has just been published by the Pacific Community (SPC), and can be downloaded from … Continue reading “Sharks and rays easy to identify in new field guide”

New push to protect sharks at Tuna Commission

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Share List Another push is being made at Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meetings this week for an agreement on a comprehensive shark management measure. The incidental catch of sharks while targeting other fish such as tuna has become a serious threat to the species. A 2013 study by Social Development Direct, a … Continue reading “New push to protect sharks at Tuna Commission”