Pascal studied three shark species (dusky shark – Carcharhinus obscurus, , spinner shark – C. brevipinna, and sandbar shark – C. 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.