Shark Conservation in Indonesia: A Brief Perspective on Local Shark Protection in Raja Ampat Marine Protected Area Network Network, West Papua
Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute felt the need of compiling a simple but technical pictorial hand-book for easy identification (also for non-specials and general readers) and knowledge gaining about these fishes. This document comprises of a one year of field study funded by the BOBLME project and previous studies. This book is outcome of this endeavour.
Initiating new research and monitoring programs, and collaborating with local communities to understand the role they can play in sustaining fisheries, would be a great start to unravel the story of sharks residing in waters surrounding India.
As the term ‘shark fishing’ strikes many readers essentially as a demonic force, the authors remind us that about 4,406 ton of fin (8.7% of total global trade of fin) is sourced from sustainably harvested shark fisheries.