Navigation Links
Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: UBC study
Date:3/2/2012

Shark fins are worth more than other parts of the shark and are often removed from the body, which gets thrown back into the sea. To curtail this wasteful practice, many countries allow the fins to be landed detached from shark bodies, as long as their weight does not exceed five per cent of the total shark catch. New University of British Columbia research shows that this kind of legislation is too liberal.

A study published this week in the journal Fish Biology analyzes the fin to body weight ratios for 50 different shark species. The authors find the average fin to body mass is three per cent - considerably lower than the five per cent ratio currently legislated by the EU and other countries.

"The five percent ratio provides an opportunity to harvest extra fins from more sharks without retaining 100 per cent of the corresponding shark carcasses," says Sea Around Us Project researcher Leah Biery, lead author of the study. "It does not prevent waste or overfishing, as the law intended."

Currently, the EU and eight other countries use at least a five per cent shark fin to body weight ratio for landed catch. Only 59 countries in the world have any legislation related to sharks.

"Sharks are sensitive to overfishing and it's embarrassing how little we have done to protect them," says Daniel Pauly, principal investigator of UBC's Sea Around Us Project and co-author of the study. "We would like to see more science in the management and protection of sharks in the coming years."

Researchers estimate about 26 to 73 million sharks are killed each year to feed the growing demand for shark fin. Sharks are sensitive to overfishing because they often grow slowly, mature later, and have very few offspring.

Canada MP Fin Donnelly introduced a bill last December that would ban the import of shark fin into Canada, but it has not been voted on. The Canadian municipalities of Brantford, Mississauga, Oakvill
'/>"/>

Contact: Leah Biery
l.biery@fisheries.ubc.ca
604-323-3737
University of British Columbia
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Atomic-resolution views suggest function of enzyme that regulates light-detecting signals in eye
2. Montana State University researchers find gene that regulates molds resistance to drugs
3. Protein that regulates hormones critical to womens health found in pituitary
4. DREAM: 1 gene regulates pain, learning and memory
5. System that regulates blood pressure is amiss in some healthy, young blacks
6. Heart protein regulates blood vessel maintenance
7. Protein regulates movement of mitochondria in brain cells
8. Pitt team finds molecule that regulates heart size by using zebrafish screening model
9. STAT3 gene regulates cancer stem cells in brain cancer
10. Plant hormone regulates nectar production
11. Protein regulates enzyme linked to Alzheimers disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: UBC study
(Date:5/8/2015)... SAN JOSE, Calif. , May 8, 2015 ... human interface solutions, today announced that members of the executive ... J.P. Morgan 43rd Annual Technology, Media and Telecom Conference ... Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA ... Date: May 27, 2015 Time: 2:45pm ET Location: The New ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... the growing mobile commerce market, announces that its Wocket® ... first week of May, 2015 and will be fulfilling ... Gino Pereira , Chief Executive Officer ... as Wocket® enters the consumer market. We would like ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... , April 17, 2015 ... concerns, and technological advancement to drive biometric systems ... until 2020   According to a ... Biometric Systems Market Forecast &  Opportunities, 2020 ", biometric systems market in ... to register growth at CAGR of over 22% ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2Wocket, the Smartest Wallet You Will Ever Own, Announces Shipment to Pre-order Customers 2Wocket, the Smartest Wallet You Will Ever Own, Announces Shipment to Pre-order Customers 3Saudi Arabia Biometric Systems Market to Grow at 22% Through 2020, Says TechSci Research 2Saudi Arabia Biometric Systems Market to Grow at 22% Through 2020, Says TechSci Research 3
... Jude Children,s Research Hospital have identified distinctive genetic changes ... leukemia (ALL) that cause relapse. The finding offers a ... and, ultimately, in adults. The most common childhood ... United States. Although more than 80 percent of ALL ...
... that winter is commonly known to be the "flu season," ... may well be the "bacterial infection" season. Researchers have ... up as much as 17 percent with every 10 degree ... seven years of data from infections in a Baltimore hospital, ...
... a model to explain the motion of atoms in ... to understanding a key component of magnetic resonance. ... better control of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and higher ... in Columbus and three institutions in France--the Centre National ...
Cached Biology News:St. Jude identifies genomic causes of a certain type of leukemia relapse 2St. Jude identifies genomic causes of a certain type of leukemia relapse 3Winter brings flu, summer brings bacterial infections 2Dancing atoms now understood 2Dancing atoms now understood 3Dancing atoms now understood 4
(Date:5/21/2015)...  Prima Biomed Ltd. (NASDAQ: PBMD ) a ... a leader in the development of immunotherapeutic products for ... CVac data from the Phase II CAN-003 ovarian cancer ... clinically meaningful improvement in Overall Survival ("OS") over standard ... In the group of second remission patients (n=20), the ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... 21, 2015 W. R. Grace ... facility in Worms, Germany has received good manufacturing ... of the International Pharmaceutical Excipient Council (IPEC) Foundation. ... produce its SYLOID® FP brand of pharmaceutical grade ... following the Curtis Bay, Maryland (USA) and Sorocaba, ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... , May 20, 2015 Research and ... the addition of the "2015 Global Survey ... their offering. The primary goal of ... flow cytometry instruments and reagents. Key information the ... the selection of flow cytometers, predominantly used applications ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , May 20, 2015 ... VCYT ) today presented preliminary data demonstrating the ... distinguish idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) from other interstitial ... The findings suggest the classifier,s potential to help ... surgery to resolve ambiguity in IPF diagnosis – ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Correction Continues after Big Move - BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2Grace European Facility Receives GMP Excipient Certification for SYLOID® FP Silica Gel 2Global Survey on Flow Cytometry Adoption Trends 2015 2Veracyte Presents Preliminary Data Demonstrating Ability of Molecular Classifier to Improve Non-Surgical IPF Diagnosis Using Bronchoscopy Samples 2Veracyte Presents Preliminary Data Demonstrating Ability of Molecular Classifier to Improve Non-Surgical IPF Diagnosis Using Bronchoscopy Samples 3Veracyte Presents Preliminary Data Demonstrating Ability of Molecular Classifier to Improve Non-Surgical IPF Diagnosis Using Bronchoscopy Samples 4Veracyte Presents Preliminary Data Demonstrating Ability of Molecular Classifier to Improve Non-Surgical IPF Diagnosis Using Bronchoscopy Samples 5
... the sequencing and analysis of the human body louse ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ... this disease-vector insect. The project involved more than 70 ... University of Geneva Medical School and the SIB Swiss ...
... and German . , Organic semiconductors ... of cheap, large area and flexible electronic components such as ... to nano. A condition for success in achieving this goal ... links in other words, to create an electronic circuit. ...
... the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, ... device that mimics a living, breathing human lung on a ... acts much like a lung in a human body and ... Because the lung device is translucent, it provides a window ...
Cached Biology Technology:Sequencing of the human body louse genome 2Nanowires for the electronics and optoelectronics of the future 2Nanowires for the electronics and optoelectronics of the future 3Researchers develop living, breathing human lung-on-a-chip 2Researchers develop living, breathing human lung-on-a-chip 3Researchers develop living, breathing human lung-on-a-chip 4
... of seven reduced, denatured proteins (equine myoglobin, ... muscle GAPDH, bovine muscle actin, BSA, and ... from 4.5 to 8.5 and molecular weights ... standards provide calibrated references for the pI ...
... gel adaptors, 24 glass tubes (1.5 mm ... The PROTEAN II xi cell and PROTEAN ... to perform a variety of separations,* including ... preparative, and gradient PAGE as well as ...
The PROTEAN II xi multi-cell 2-D conversion kit converts the PROTEAN II xi multi-cell to the PROTEAN II XL multi-cell for a wider format cell that accepts 17 to 18 cm IPG strips....
StemSep Anti-Phycoertherin Tetrameric Antibody Complexes, 2 mL for labeling 1x10 9 cells. Cross-linking Reagent for StemSep Separations of Cells Labeled with PE-conjugated Antibody....
Biology Products: