Report of the Consultative Workshop on Threatened and Protected Elasmobranchs of India: Conservation status and Policy needs

Akhilesh, K V and Kizhakudan, Shoba Joe and Muktha, M and Thomas, Sujitha and Zacharia, P U (2020) Report of the Consultative Workshop on Threatened and Protected Elasmobranchs of India: Conservation status and Policy needs. Technical Report. ICAR Central Marine Fisheries Research Centre, Kochi.

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    Abstract

    Chondrichthyans (sharks, rays, sawfishes, chimaeras, and guitarfishes; collectively hereafter called sharks ) are a regular constituent in India’s mixed species marine fisheries. At least one-quarter of the chondrichthyans in the world's oceans are considered highly threatened by extinction risk. There is widespread concern about this group globally and several conservation actions are in place in many countries to reduce their extinction risk. To develop management strategies to ensure the conservation and management of sharks and their long-term sustainable use globally, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) adopted the International Plan of Action for Sharks (IPOA-Sharks) in 1999. India has figured among the top five shark fishing nations for a long time, though most sharks are caught as bycatch in its diverse fishery. At the national level, India’s Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (henceforth WPA) provides a legal framework for the protection of 10 sharks in India’s marine waters since 2001. In 2015, a Guidance to National Plan of Action in Sharks of India was published. The scope of protection and status of marine fauna has changed over the years since WPA has been enforced.

    Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Elasmobranchs; India
    Subjects: Demersal Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2022 09:18
    Last Modified: 12 Apr 2022 09:18
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15899

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