Exploring intraspecific life history patterns in sharks

Cope, Jason M. (2006) Exploring intraspecific life history patterns in sharks. Fishery Bulletin, 104(2), pp. 311-320.

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Marine ecosystems compose the major source (85%) of world fisheries production (Garcia and Newton, 1997). Although only a few fish species tend to dominate fishery catches (Jennings et al., 2001), a large diversity of fishes representing varied taxonomic levels, ecological guilds, and life histories is commonly taken. Recently, 66% of global marine resources were determined to be either fully, heavily, or over-exploited (Botsford et al., 1997). Considering the current state of many fisheries, the large diversity of species taken globally, and the general lack of resources to adequately assess many stocks, it has become important to develop shortcuts that may provide methods fisheries scientists can use to determine which stocks are in danger of overexploitation and which recovery plans are appropriate when biological data are limited (Stobutzki et al., 2001).

Item Type: Article
Title: Exploring intraspecific life history patterns in sharks
Personal Creator/Author:
Cope, Jason M.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Fishery Bulletin
Volume: 104
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 311-320
Date: 2006
ISSN: 0090-0656
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 9001
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 18:14
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2012 18:14
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9001

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