Study Finds Shark Hotspots Overlap with Commercial Fishing Locations

‘A new study from an international team of scientists found commercial fishing vessels target shark hotspots, areas where sharks tend to congregate, in the North Atlantic. The researchers suggest that sharks are at risk of being overfished in these oceanic hotspots.’ To read more, here is an article summarizing their findings and  here is a link to their newly published work in PNAS on the matter. Photo credit: Neil Hammerschlag, University of Miami, SharkTagging.com.

By | 2016-01-27T14:56:50-05:00 January 27th, 2016|Categories: Overfishing, sharks|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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Enie Hensel
Broadly my interests lie in exploring the intertwining interactions between top-down and bottom-up mechanisms that have been anthropogenically impacted in coastal ecosystems. Currently, I am investigating how structure complexity and the presence of top predators affect patch reef fish communities in Abaco, The Bahamas.

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