Reducing Shark and Ray Bycatch

While there are several strategies currently being tested, there are still relatively few proven techniques for reducing the catch of sharks in purse seine fishing.

However, ISSF continues to sponsor bycatch research cruises to study the most promising strategies, including the use of escape windows in the net. Further developments in this field will be included in future versions of this guidebook.

Shark Anatomy

Movie 3.1 ISSF Shark Research

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