How policy inconsistencies may hinder mortality reduction of sharks and ray —and fuel misconceptions of actual levels of protection


Sharks and rays are the most threatened vertebrates on Earth. While conservation policies have expanded significantly over the past 20 years, mortality levels remain too high and criticism of shark and ray protection measures... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jess Cramp (James Cook University)
  2. Robert Pressey (Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University)
  3. Michelle Heupel (Australian Institute of Marine Science)
  4. Colin Simpfendorfer (James Cook University)

Topic Areas

Topics: Communicating marine conservation , Topics: Marine policy , Topics: Effective marine conservation planning


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