Sustainable Fishing, Marine Biology & Conservation

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DNA Study

Many of the shark we catch this year will have a very small bit of their dorsal fin clipped off and put in a vial that will be sent to labs for DNA analysis. The data from this analysis will assist ongoing projects designed to help researchers better understand the distribution and movements of sharks by examining if (or how) similar species of sharks found in different locations are related.

Fishing Shark Conservation