ISC Shark Working group and Information Papers on Blue Shark
At the Tenth Meeting of the Northern Committee (NC10) of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific (ISC) was asked to provide information that would be useful to the Eleventh Scientific Committee (SC11) for their analyses on examining North Pacific blue shark as a Northern Stock. The ISC has reviewed numerous papers on fisheries in which blue shark interactions occur, catch, catch/effort, and life history of North Pacific blue shark. The ISC Shark Working Group has not conducted analyses specific to examining whether blue shark should be considered a Northern Stock, but information in the Working Group papers may be further examined by the SC as they move forward with their analyses. This paper contains an annotated bibliography of all the papers on blue sharks that have been discussed within the Working Group since its inception. The vast majority of these papers are posted on the ISC website (http://isc.ac.affrc.go.jp/working_groups/index.html). Papers not available on the website can be obtained through request to the lead author.