‘SharkGuard’ reduces bycatch of endangered sharks, sea trials show

For sharks living in the open ocean, longline fishing is the number-one threat, with an estimated 20 million pelagic sharks caught annually by fishers looking for tuna and other desired species. Now, a new studyshows that a new technology, known as ‘SharkGuard,’ could allow longline fishing to continue while reversing the dramatic decline of endangered sharks around the world.For sharks living in the open ocean, longline fishing is the number-one threat, with an estimated 20 million pelagic sharks caught annually by fishers looking for tuna and other desired species. Now, a new studyshows that a new technology, known as ‘SharkGuard,’ could allow longline fishing to continue while reversing the dramatic decline of endangered sharks around the world.

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