NANFA-- Feeding Sharks

Whitlock, Steve (
Wed, 26 Jan 2000 10:02:01 -0700 relationship to sharks being killed........

<<but the fact that they take so long to mature compared to other fishes
makes it seem to me like
it would be too difficult to maintain a sustainable harvest.>>

The other point is that critter higher on the food chain
(eagles/bears/sharks) take longer to recover from population declines than
critters lower on the food chain (crickets/mice/herring)

However, the point about sharks taking longer to produce offspring only
applies to a few species. I don't think this is true for the majority of
shark species.

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