Recreational Fishing for Pelagic Sharks Worldwide

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Abstract

While government fisheries agencies have not documented the recreational fisheries for pelagic sharks in most countries, information exists in the records of fishing clubs, cooperative tagging programs, and the International Game Fish Association. Countries with signifi- cant pelagic shark recreational fisheries include Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Some recreational pelagic shark fishing also occurs in Ireland, Italy, the Azores, Mauritius, South Africa, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Most pelagic shark game fishing is now catch-and-release, and the total mortality caused by recreational fisheries has been declining since the 1980s. The most commonly caught pelagic sharks are blue (Prionace glauca), shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus), porbeagle (Lamna nasus), and thresher sharks (Alopias spp.).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSharks of the Open Ocean: Biology, Fisheries and Conservation
Publisherwiley
Pages193-204
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781444302516, 0632059958, 9780632059959
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 30 2009

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Sharks
Fisheries
sport fishing
sharks
Isurus oxyrinchus
Lamna nasus
Alopias
Alopiidae
Prionace glauca
game fish
Azores
Mauritius
Fish
Government Agencies
Ireland
cooperatives
United Kingdom
South Africa
Mexico
New Zealand

Keywords

  • Alopias
  • Angling
  • Game fishing
  • Isurus oxyrinchus
  • Lamna nasus
  • Prionace glauca
  • Recreational fishing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Babcock, E. A. (2009). Recreational Fishing for Pelagic Sharks Worldwide. In Sharks of the Open Ocean: Biology, Fisheries and Conservation (pp. 193-204). wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444302516.ch15

Recreational Fishing for Pelagic Sharks Worldwide. / Babcock, Elizabeth A.

Sharks of the Open Ocean: Biology, Fisheries and Conservation. wiley, 2009. p. 193-204.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Babcock, EA 2009, Recreational Fishing for Pelagic Sharks Worldwide. in Sharks of the Open Ocean: Biology, Fisheries and Conservation. wiley, pp. 193-204. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444302516.ch15
Babcock EA. Recreational Fishing for Pelagic Sharks Worldwide. In Sharks of the Open Ocean: Biology, Fisheries and Conservation. wiley. 2009. p. 193-204 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444302516.ch15
Babcock, Elizabeth A. / Recreational Fishing for Pelagic Sharks Worldwide. Sharks of the Open Ocean: Biology, Fisheries and Conservation. wiley, 2009. pp. 193-204
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