Post-release Survival Of Blacktip Sharks

The blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus, is a large coastal shark species that is commonly found in the shallow waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. The goals of this project are to obtain capture mortality and post-release survival estimates for blacktip sharks caught in the recreational fishery throughout different regions of the Gulf using multiple approaches. This is a highly collaborative effort with colleagues at NOAA/NMFS, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, The University of Southern Mississippi, and Florida International University.

Wells Shark Biology and Fisheries Lab // Texas A&M University // Department of Marine Biology // 1001 Texas Clipper Rd. // Galveston, TX 77553