The New Technologies That Could Slow the Slaughter of Sharks

Each year millions of sharks are inadvertently slaughtered by long-line fishing gear, and the decimation of top predator populations has detrimental effects on the greater ocean ecosystem. New tracking technology that allows researchers and institutions to follow the movements of sharks and overlay the data with that of commercial fishing boats is proving a promising way to help prevent bycatch as well as illegal fishing, and better protect shark populations.

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