Oceana's contribution to the ICCAT shark assesment. Madrid, september 2008

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September, 2008

European fisheries have traditionally exploited many small bottom-living coastal sharks and rays, and have recently increased their exploitation of pelagic and deep-water sharks.For stock assessments that rely on catch data, it is essential to quantify the total removals of the stocks of concern. Oceana would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on catch information we have gathered from different catch databases.

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