How to manage sharks, dogfish, skates and rays; compiling the views of the fishing industry
In recent years the EC have been more active in establishing conservation measures for sharks, dogfish, skates and rays, with TACs for many stocks, landing size restrictions for some species, and other species now listed as ‘prohibited species’ that cannot be retained on board. Some measures are known to be unpopular with the fishing industry.
As part of a Defra-funded project we are asking fishermen to answer a small number of questions so that we can see (i) for which species that fishermen and scientists have similar or dissimilar views on the health of the stocks, and (ii) what measures the fishing industry would view as the best ways to manage shark stocks.
This voluntary questionnaire is divided in 4 parts and should only take about 10-15 minutes of your time.
Click here to download the Questionnaire
Please return the questionnaire to Jim Ellis, Cefas, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0HT.