Life history and genetic structure of three commercially targeted sharks in temperate eastern Australian waters

Pascal_Geraghty_May2014Pascal Geraghty has completed his PhD thesis at Macquarie University, Sydney.

Pascal studied three shark species (dusky shark РCarcharhinus obscurus, , spinner shark РC. brevipinna, and sandbar shark РC. plumbeus).

The thesis addresses important questions about the resilience of populations to fishing-induced mortality and the sustainability of the local fishery in inshore waters adjacent to the Australian states of New South Wales and southern Queensland. New data is also presented about the biological stock status of these species in Australia and surrounding waters, which will assist in  managing these important fisheries.

Pascal’s thesis is available for download here.

Congratulations to Pascal for his graduation in May 2014.