Shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) fishery in the south of the Moroccan Atlantic waters
As in other parts of the world, in Morocco, the shortfin mako is caught mainly as by-catch by longliners targeting swordfish in the south of the Moroccan Atlantic waters. The research activities carried out to monitor shortfin mako research program were based on biological sampling missions and onboard surveys on longline vessels targeting this species. A total of four surveys were conducted during the period from April 2018 to April 2019 and 1,366 individuals were sampled. The results of this monitoring are presented in this paper.