OVERFISHING MAY BE HURTING THE MAKO SHARK
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Using satellite telemetry, researchers in the North Atlantic followed 40 mako sharks over three years. What they found suggests fishing limits should be set for these fast-moving, highly migratory shark species. Compounding the effects of overfishing is that mako are also often caught as a byproduct of fishing for other species. “The fishing mortality rates we observed were well above those previously reported for mako sharks in the North Atlantic,” the researchers wrote. For more information, visit dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
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