CoverFAO FISHERIES TECHNICAL PAPER   474
Management techniques for elasmobranch fisheries.
Edited by
John A. Musick
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
United States of America
and
Ramón Bonfil
Wildlife Conservation Society
New York
United States of America

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Contents

Foreword

Abstract

Contributors

Acknowledgements

Dedication

1.   INTRODUCTION: MANAGEMENT OF SHARKS AND THEIR RELATIVES (ELASMOBRANCHII)
John A. Musick

2.   THE PURPOSE OF STOCK ASSESSMENT AND THE OBJECTIVES OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
Ramón Bonfil

3.   TAXONOMY AND FIELD TECHNIQUES FOR IDENTIFICATION AND AVAILABLE REGIONAL GUIDES
John D. Stevens

4.   TAGGING METHODS AND ASSOCIATED DATA ANALYSIS
Robert J. Latour

5.   GENETICS: STOCK IDENTIFICATION
Edward J. Heist

6.   AGE AND GROWTH OF ELASMOBRANCH FISHES
Kenneth J. Goldman

7.   REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY
Christina L. Conrath

8.   MORTALITY ESTIMATION
Colin A. Simpfendorfer, Ramón Bonfil and Robert J. Latour

9.   DEMOGRAPHIC MODELS: LIFE TABLES, MATRIX MODELS AND REBOUND POTENTIAL
Colin A. Simpfendorfer

10.   FISHERY STOCK ASSESSMENT MODELS AND THEIR APPLICATION TO SHARKS
Ramón Bonfil

11.   FISHERY-DEPENDENT SAMPLING: TOTAL CATCH, EFFORT AND CATCH COMPOSITION
Alexia C. Morgan and George H. Burgess

12.   FISHERY INDEPENDENT SAMPLING: SURVEY TECHNIQUES AND DATA ANALYSES
Paul J. Rago

13.   MANAGEMENT MEASURES
Terence I. Walker

14.   SHARK UTILIZATION
John A. Musick