Our “snapshots” identify best practices that Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) should follow to manage tuna fisheries sustainably.

In detailed tables, the snapshots compare tuna RFMO progress in implementing the practices.

For a high-level comparison across the five RFMOs, see our Tuna RFMO Best Practice Performance “scorecard” below. We also publish companion “best-practices reports” on these topics and “RFMO progress” infographics.

Improving Silky Shark Survival

Date Added: February 13, 2017
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Tags: Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, FADs, Purse Seine, Sharks
Language: English

Description

This infographic shows four steps that purse seine fishers can take to decrease the bycatch of silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) and improve their survival rate.

Steps 1-2 focus on fishing practices, and steps 3-4 focus on silky shark release techniques.

The infographic is based on an ISSF research report: ISSF 2016-17: Mitigation of Silky Shark Bycatch in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries.