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Smooth Hammerhead Target Fishing And By-Catch In Puerto López, Ecuador: Trends In Catch And Recommendations For Mitigation, Lauren E. Degeorge
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Sharks have not historically been considered a valuable resource but, with the increase in demand for their fins, shark catch numbers have risen dramatically and many shark populations are suffering. It is difficult to know the extent of the problem because there is a lack of information about sharks and shark catch is vastly under-reported. The smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena) is valuable in the shark fin market for its eight, large fins and is frequently landed at the Puerto López fish market in Ecuador. EquililbrioAzul is a marine conservation organization that has been keeping track of shark catch in ...