28 Sep '11, 3am

Just In !!! New Method to calculate declines in Shark Population.

Just In !!! New Method to calculate declines in Shark Population.

AsiaOne Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 Sharks are in big trouble on the Great Barrier Reef and worldwide, according to an Australian-based team who have developed a world-first way to measure rates of decline in shark populations. "There is mounting evidence of widespread, substantial, and ongoing declines in the abundance of shark populations worldwide, coincident with marked rises in global shark catches in the last half-century," said Mizue Hisano, Professor Sean Connolly and Dr William Robbins from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University. "Overfishing of sharks is now recognized as a major global conservation concern, with increasing numbers of shark species added to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's list of threatened species," they said. RELATED STORIES Sharks saved from soupy fate set free at sea Fishermen hunt s...

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