Two new publications about sharks and fisheries management

screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-1-57-47-pmMol Fish Lab has contributed to an important study by Grant Johnson (Northern Territory, Australia) on blacktip sharks. Six key measurements, as well as fin markings, can be used to identify two cryptic, closely related shark species (C. tilstoni and C. limbatus) that co-occur and hybridise in waters in northern Australia.

In another recent paper, Jenny and colleagues discuss the challenges of using genetic estimates of effective population size in fisheries stock assessments.