Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) bycatch in New Zealand fisheries, 1994-95 to 2007-08 / M. P. Francis, M. H. Smith

By: Francis, Malcolm.
Contributor(s): Smith, M. H. (NIWA. Wellington).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: New Zealand aquatic environment and biodiversity report: no. 49Publisher: Wellington : Ministry of Fisheries, 2010Description: 57 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.ISSN: 1176-9440.Report number: NPP4 1006Subject(s): BASKING SHARKS | CETORHINUS MAXIMUS | BYCATCH | FISHERIES | TRAWLING | MORTALITYOnline resources: Click here to access online In: New Zealand aquatic environment and biodiversity reportSummary: Basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) are a frequent bycatch of New Zealand trawl and set net fisheries but the magnitude of the fishing mortality is unknown. The New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries has recently developed a National Plan of Action for Sharks, and is planning to introduce protection for the species. Information on the status of basking sharks is required to inform that process. The aim of this study was to analyse the nature and extent of fishing-induced mortality of basking sharks in New Zealand waters, and to recommend methods of reducing the catch.
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Basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) are a frequent bycatch of New Zealand trawl and set net fisheries but the magnitude of the fishing mortality is unknown. The New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries has recently developed a National Plan of Action for Sharks, and is planning to introduce protection for the species. Information on the status of basking sharks is required to inform that process. The aim of this study was to analyse the nature and extent of fishing-induced mortality of basking sharks in New Zealand waters, and to recommend methods of reducing the catch.

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