Upcoming Webinar: Can a new approach provide reliable estimates of shortfin mako shark abundance and productivity in the Atlantic Ocean?

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https://gallery.mailchimp.com/7a3773faca58223b0ec19be06/images/764e0870-f53d-4b88-b585-bfa8904993cb.jpgJoin us on Wednesday, November 13 at 9:00 am EST/2:00 pm GMT for a webinar featuring Dr. Mark Bravington of Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), where he will discuss his work to improve the information used to assess and manage shortfin mako sharks in the Atlantic Ocean.

For the past several months, Dr. Bravington has been examining the feasibility of a genetic method known as close-kin mark-recapture for estimating shortfin mako shark abundance in a way that avoids the limitations and biases associated with estimates collected through fishing activities. Such a tool could help fisheries scientists develop more accurate stock assessments to inform effective management strategies for this species, which is overfished in the North Atlantic.

Download the project fact sheet to learn more.

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