South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Seminar Series: A Citizen-science Approach to Characterize Shark Depredation in Recreational Fisheries

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Location: Via webinar only.

This presentation will address depredation, defined as the partial or complete removal of a target species by a non-target species.  Depredation is an increasingly topical human-wildlife conflict worldwide. Effectively managing and mitigating depredation requires a comprehensive characterization of the interaction; however, our current understanding of depredation is limited. Thus, the goals of this project were to combine content analysis, angler surveys, and molecular tools to characterize depredation in Florida’s recreational hook and line fishery.