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Shark and ray identification manual
Thursday, 21 November 2019 10:17

Shark and ray identification manualfor observers and crew of the western and central Pacific tuna fisheries

by Timothy Park, Lindsay Marshall, Aymeric Desurmont, Boris Colas and Neville Smith

The SPC Shark and ray identification manual for observers and crew of the western and central Pacific tuna fisheries has been developed to improve the identification of shark and ray species encountered in the tropical and subtropical tuna fisheries of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), as well as informing on correct methods for their handling and release. The manual is designed to be a concise field guide for use by fisheries observers and fishers who collect the operational data and whose reports are the principal sources of catch information for fisheries management in the world’s largest tuna fishery...


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