Sharks of the Open Ocean: Biology, Fisheries and Conservation

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Merry D. Camhi, Ellen K. Pikitch, Elizabeth A. Babcock
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 21, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 536 pages
This important and exciting title represents the first authoritative volume focussed on pelagic (open ocean) sharks as a group. Virtually every pelagic shark expert in the world has contributed to this landmark publication which includes the latest data and knowledge on pelagic shark biology, fisheries, management, and conservation.

Pelagic sharks face unprecedented levels of exploitation in all the world's oceans through both direct fisheries and by-catch, and effective management for these species is contingent upon solid science and data, which this book brings together for the first time. All those involved in shark biology will need to have a copy of this book.

 

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Contents

Life History and Status of Pelagic Elasmobranchs
55
Trends in Catches and Abundance of Pelagic Sharks
161
Methods to Improve Understanding of Pelagic Sharks Demographics Assessment and Stock Structure
283
Conservation and Management Outlook for Pelagic Sharks
393
Index
493
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Merry Camhi, IUCN Sharks Specialist Group, USA

Ellen Pikitch, Pew Institute for Ocean Science, USA

Elizabeth Babcock, Pew Institute for Ocean Science, USA

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