An update of the EU MADE project
Numerous and various data have been collected by the project in the Indian Ocean: biological samples of sharks, PAT and miniPAT tagging of pelagic sharks, acoustic tagging of tuna, sharks and other bycatch species at FADs, observers data, knowledge from fishers. These data are currently being analysed in order to investigate the potential of spatial (using results on the spatial dynamics of sharks for instance) and technical measures (e.g. ecological FADs, best practices onboard vessels, use of artificial bait, best vertical distribution of hooks, etc.) for both purse seine and longline vessels. The project will organize an international symposium in late 2012 to review progress in the world on this topic.