The implications of philopatry in sharks for the management of shark fisheries

Hueter, R.E., Heupel, M.R., Heist, E.J., and Keeney, D.B. (2004) The implications of philopatry in sharks for the management of shark fisheries. Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science , 35. pp. 239-247.

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Evidence of philopatric behavior in diverse species of sharks is accumulating through various sources of data, including studies of shark behavior, genetics and fisheries. If sharks display natural tendencies to return to a home area, birthplace or another adopted locality during portions of their life cycles, as opposed to roaming and dispersing throughout their overall ranges, the impact of fisheries removals and habitat alterations on shark populations and stocks could be profound, and the use of shark catch data to assess stocks could be complicated. We review the accumulating evidence for philopatry in sharks and discuss its implications for fisheries management and conservation of shark species.

Item ID: 8592
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1813-1859
Keywords: elasmobranch; fisheries management; genetics; migration; nursery; philopatry; shark; tagging
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2010 03:15
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 70%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070402 Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment @ 30%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830204 Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) @ 100%
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