2023
DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1101020
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Shark bycatch of the acoupa weakfish, Cynoscion acoupa (Lacèpede, 1801), fisheries of the Amazon Shelf

Abstract: In recent years, the populations of many shark species have been depleted drastically around the world. In the present study, we analyzed the shark bycatch in the monthly landing data of the acoupa weakfish (Cynoscion acoupa) gillnet fisheries of the state of Pará, on the northern coast of Brazil, between January 1995 and December 2007. Based on 4,659 landings, we estimated that a total of 1,972.50 tons of shark were taken as bycatch during the study period. The acoupa weakfish fisheries operate on the Amazon … Show more

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“…The use of shallow water habitats in areas of great continental discharge may expose manta rays to specific threats, such as pollution (Queiroz et al, 2022) and coastal fisheries (Lutz et al, 2023).…”
Section: Fishmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The use of shallow water habitats in areas of great continental discharge may expose manta rays to specific threats, such as pollution (Queiroz et al, 2022) and coastal fisheries (Lutz et al, 2023).…”
Section: Fishmentioning
confidence: 99%