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#1Oscar Sosa-Nishizaki (Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education)H-Index: 17
#2Emiliano García-Rodríguez (Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education)H-Index: 3
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Abstract Sharks have been of great cultural and socioeconomic importance in Mexico since the late 19th century, when the first fisheries were prosecuted in the Gulf of California to export fins to China. Mexican shark and ray fisheries are classified mainly by the size of the fishing vessel and include small- (7.5–10 m), medium- (10–27 m), and large-sized (> 27 m) fisheries. All are multispecies fisheries that use longline or gillnet gear, with their relative productivity varying over time. Off ...
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#1James T. Ketchum (CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)H-Index: 2
Last. Abel Trejo-RamírezH-Index: 1
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Abstract Marine animal tracking has become one of the major tools used to understand the behavior and ecology of a multitude of species in the ocean, thus there is an increasing body of knowledge about this subject worldwide, particularly for sharks. Nevertheless, little was known of the movement patterns of shark in the Mexican Pacific (MXP) and Gulf of California (GOC), except for the pioneering work carried out in the 1980s on the movements of scalloped hammerhead sharks in El Bajo Espiritu S...
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#1Oscar Sosa-Nishizaki (Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education)H-Index: 17
#2Felipe Galván-Magaña (IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional)H-Index: 27
Last. Dayv LowryH-Index: 4
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Abstract Mexico is a country that makes heavy use of the shark populations that inhabit the southern portion of the Northeast Pacific Ocean (NEP). Shark meat has become an essential food source in this country, while shark fins are used to supply traditional Asian markets. In addition to consumptive utilization, charismatic shark species support an ecotourism industry that has gained significance in several tourist resorts across the country. In this concluding chapter, we recap the contents of ...
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#1A M Cisneros-Montemayor (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 1
#2E E Becerril-García (IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional)H-Index: 1
Last. A Ayala-BocosH-Index: 1
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Shark ecotourism has the potential to contribute significantly to local and national economies and conservation, though this depends on a concerted effort to implement evidence-based management. Sharks are key attractions at some of the most important marine ecotourism sites throughout Mexico, focusing particularly on whale sharks, white sharks, hammerhead sharks, and several other reef-associated and pelagic species. This generates important employment opportunities and millions of USD in reven...
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#1Junaid S. KhanH-Index: 1
Last. Karen D. McCoyH-Index: 32
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Abstract One of the most critical threats to biodiversity is the high extinction rate driven by human activities. Reducing extinction rates requires the implementation of conservation programmes based on robust scientific data. Elasmobranchs are important ecological components of the ocean, and several species sustain substantial economic activities. Unfortunately, elasmobranchs are one of the most threatened and understudied animal taxa. The Mexican Pacific Coast (MPC) is a region with high ela...
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#1Dayv LowryH-Index: 4
#2Shawn D. LarsonH-Index: 12
Last. Shawn LarsonH-Index: 1
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Abstract Sharks exhibit a broad range of body forms, occupy diverse ecological niches, and are found in every ocean on earth. They have roles as both predator and prey and have an evolutionary history far longer than that of human beings. As long as humans have interacted with the ocean they have interacted with sharks and, as a result, sharks have featured in the mythology, history, and fisheries of diverse cultures around the world. Only in the last 100 years or less, however, have humans begu...
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#1BrianMorton (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 36
#2Fabrizio Marcondes Machado (State University of Campinas)H-Index: 6
Abstract Most bivalves are suspension feeders. On the deep sea floor, however, some are predators, typically of meiobenthic crustaceans: copepods, cumaceans and ostracods. Propeamusiid scallops are one such group of predators. The largest numbers of predators, however, belong to the bivalve subclass Anomalodesmata and constitute, as currently recognised, some 500 species belonging principally to the Verticordioidea (120), Poromyoidea (75) and Cuspidarioidea (304) with four, two and four constitu...
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#1Luz Erandi Saldaña-Ruiz (Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education)H-Index: 2
#2Emiliano García-Rodríguez (Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education)H-Index: 3
Last. Emmanuel Rivera-Téllez (Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad)H-Index: 1
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Abstract Mexico is home to a broad biodiversity of shark species, and more than half of the sharks in Mexican waters are distributed in the Mexican Pacific, with over 62 species recorded. This high biodiversity is the result of numerous and diverse marine and coastal environments, including the dynamic Mexican seas, where circulation and spatial variation of oceanic currents is complex, and the seasonal variation of isotherms can be substantial. In the Mexican Pacific we can distinguish some pat...
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