Protected River Sharks and Their Interaction with Recreational Anglers

River Sharks Endangered Australia


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There are two protected River Sharks in the Adalaide River in the Northern part of Australia, the Speartooth Shark (Critically Endangered) and the Northern River Shark (Endangered). A new study has revealed a potential conservation issue in the river with the sharks and the interactions with recreational anglers who are targeting another fish called the Barramundi.

Researchers have some important questions to ask to determine how many sharks are being caught and is it becoming a problem for the populations of both species, who use the river as a nursery area.

I talk about the implications to the conservation of these species and the mitigation techniques the authors propose to maintain the recreational fishery for Barramundi and reduce incidental catch with the protected River Sharks.

I also discuss a listener email that I received on my position of eating meat and trying to reduce my impact on climate change.

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