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Overview of World Elasmobranch Fisheries

FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 341

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy
Published: 15th Jan 1994
Dimensions: w 210mm h 298mm
ISBN-10: 9251035660
ISBN-13: 9789251035665
Barcode No: 9789251035665
ISSN: 0429-9345
Synopsis
Major world fisheries for elasmobranchs are described in this publication. It examines their importance, recent trends, problems for assessment and management, and future prospects. According to reported catches from the last 15 years, sharks account for almost 60 per cent of the world elasmobranch catch, while skates and rays account for almost 40 per cent. 26 countries have major elasmobranch fisheries, with present or recent catches of sharks and rays exceeding 10,000 tonnes per year. The need for conservation is discussed and possible solutions proposed.

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