Evaluating the effectiveness of large-scale marine reserves on wide-ranging sharks

Citation
Cramp J, Pressey RL, Heupel M, Simpfendorfer C (2016) Evaluating the effectiveness of large-scale marine reserves on wide-ranging sharks. WCPFC, Bali, Indonesia
Abstract

Purpose of proposed research: The proposed research will evaluate the effectiveness of large-scale marine reserves (shark sanctuaries), and the ability of spatial management, to reduce mortality of pelagic sharks by undertaking a biophysical and socio-economic assessment of two key shark species of the WCPO-Oceanic Whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus) and Silky (Carcharhinus falciformis). Individual sharks will be tracked to define their extent of movement relative to sanctuary zone size and location.