Shark and Ray Populations in Mediterranean Threatened

January 2008
Sea Technology;Jan2008, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p63
The article reports on the extinction of the species of Mediterranean sharks and rays, as depicted at the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List assessment. According to the research that overfishing, including bycatch, is the main cause of decline. The report also identifies habitat degradation, recreational fisheries and other human disturbances as significant threats to the sharks and rays of the Mediterranean.


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