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Analysis of the perception of population trends for six shark species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve


Penaherrera-Palma, C and Llerena, Y and Espinoza, E and Semmens, J, Analysis of the perception of population trends for six shark species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve, Galapagos Report 2013-2014, Galapagos Conservancy, LJ Cayot, D Cruz, R Knab (ed), Galapagos, Ecuador, pp. 111-117. ISBN 978-9942-8571-1-8 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]


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The Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) has the potential to be a vital element in the conservation of the marine fauna, especially top predators such as sharks. The GMR is the largest of the Eastern Tropical Pacific marine protected areas, and its management framework has provided protection to sharks since the end of the 1980s through the total prohibition of their capture (SRP, 1989), regulation of fishing practices (DPNG, 1998; Murillo et al., 2004), and the implementation of technologies to control and eliminate illegal fishing (DPNG, 2009). It is hoped that the management framework for the GMR will provide the needed protection to positively influence shark populations. Unfortunately, no monitoring system existed prior to the establishment of the GMR to provide an evaluation of the status and trends of shark populations. This absence of empirical data has made it difficult to determine the extent to which the reserve is protecting shark species.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Galapagos Marine Reserve, shark population trends, perception analysis
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Penaherrera-Palma, C (Mr Cesar Penaherrera-Palma)
UTAS Author:Semmens, J (Professor Jayson Semmens)
ID Code:103197
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2015-09-25
Last Modified:2018-04-05
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