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Sharks and rays are in free fall: More than one-third are threatened with extinction from overfishing

By Wade VanderWright, Research Assistant / MSc Student in Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Nicholas Dulvy, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Samantha Sherman, Postdoctoral research fellow in Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
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Nearly all species of sharks and rays are captured in fishing operations. But research shows that fishing quotas and closing some areas to fishing can help rebuild threatened populations.


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