This project has updated and characterised protected shark and ray fishery captures in New Zealand waters to the 2021 fishing year. Some protected species (whale shark, oceanic whitetip shark, deepwater nurse shark, and manta ray) were infrequently recorded. White shark, basking shark, and spinetail devil rays were more regularly observed and reported and additional analyses were completed to assess trends and factors that may increase risk of capture.
AEBR 289 Characterisation of New Zealand protected shark captures, to 2021
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)