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Shark Fishing

To study the relationships between the material properties of cartilage and the biochemistry we have to obtain fresh material from a variety of species of cartilaginous fishes. This has led us to visit artisanal fishing camps, and has sparked an interest in the effects that this type of fishing has on shark population biology, local abundances, and the socio-economic impact of the fishery.

Adam Summers studies the  impact of shark fishing on shark population biology