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The mitigation hierarchy for sharks: a risk-based framework for reconciling trade-offs between shark conservation and fisheries objectives

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Sharks and their cartilaginous relatives are one of the world's most threatened species groups. The primary cause is overfishing in targeted and bycatch fisheries. Reductions in fishing mortality are needed to halt shark population declines. However, this requires complex fisheries management decisions, which often entail trade‐offs between conservation objectives and fisheries objectives. We propose the mitigation hierarchy (MH)—a step‐wise precautionary approach for minimizing the impacts o...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/faf.12429

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0324-2710
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Name:
Pew Charitable Trusts
Grant:
28268
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Fish and Fisheries More from this journal
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
269-289
Publication date:
2019-12-02
Acceptance date:
2019-11-11
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EISSN:
1467-2979
ISSN:
1467-2960
Language:
English
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pubs:1075146
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uuid:2a014364-ba60-457a-bec9-324bb986d517
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pubs:1075146
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1075146
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2019-11-29

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