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Identification and evaluation of shark bycatch in Georgia's commercial shrimp trawl fishery with implications for management

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Identification and evaluation of shark bycatch in Georgia's commercial shrimp trawl fishery with implications for management; 2011; Article; Journal; Fisheries Management and Ecology; Belcher, C. N.; Jennings, C. A.

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Many US states have recreational and commercial fisheries that occur in nursery areas occupied by subadult sharks and can potentially affect their survival. Georgia is one of few US states without a directed commercial shark fishery, but the state has a large, nearshore penaeid shrimp trawl fishery in which small sharks occur as bycatch. During our 1995–1998 investigation of bycatch in fishery-dependent sampling events, 34% of 127 trawls contained sharks. This bycatch totalled 217 individuals from six species, with Atlantic sharpnose shark, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Richardson), the most common and finetooth shark, Carcharhinus isodon (Müller & Henle) and spinner shark, Carcharhinus brevipinna (Müller & Henle), the least common. [...]

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C.N. Belcher, C.A. Jennings
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Wiley

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