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Symposium on Elasmobranch Fisheries (September 2002)

Elasmobranch Fisheries: Managing for Sustainable Use and Biodiversity Conservation

The Symposium was organized by the NAFO Secretariat and co-convened by D. W. Kulka (DFO, NAFO ), J. A. Musick (VIMS, co-chair, IUCN Elasmobranch Species Specialist Group), M. Pawson (CEFAS) and 

T. Walker (MAFRI).

Keynote speakers were Sarah Fowler of Naturebureau International and co-chair, IUCN Elasmobranch Species Specialist Group who summarized the summarized the current state of shark management issues worldwide.

There were four themes for the symposium: Life History and Demographic Analysis (Jack Musick - convenor); Stock Identity (Mike Pawson - convenor); Stock Assessment (Dave Kulka - convenor) and Harvest Strategies and Biodiversity Maintenance (Terry Walker - convenor).

As well 3 invited speakers addressed specific issues within the four sessions.

The proceedings of this symposium have been published in the Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science.


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