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Shark Info 3 / 01   (09-15-2001)

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  Intro:

Accident analysis as a measure for active shark protection

Shark Info

  Main article:

Accident analysis as a measure for active shark protection

Dr. E. K. Ritter

  Article 1:

Is fear of sharks justified?

Nihal Özkara

  Article 2:

Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society (AES)

Jürg Brunnschweiler

  Article 3:

Meaningful usage or overexploitation?

Harald Gay

  Fact Sheet:

Mackerel Sharks

Dr. E. K. Ritter


Accident analysis as a measure for active shark protection

Hammerhai

The end of a large hammerhead shark.

© Dr. E. Ritter

Basically people take one of two sides in the question of shark protection: First there are those who advocate shark protection, or at least feel that limits should be set on shark fishing in order to prevent severe and uncontrollable damage to the ocean ecology. The second group is much larger and consists of those who fear sharks and thus oppose any kind of protection. The respective hollywood productions and yellow press reports on shark accidents do their part to restrict the promotion of shark protection measures by continually fomenting precisely this fear and making the initiation of protective measures all the more difficult. Yet fear of sharks is unfounded for these animals do not pose any real threat to humans.

 



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