Study highlights regional overlap of tunas, sharks in Pacific

By Undercurrent News

“A study published by US-based Stanford University has successfully identified the areas of the Pacific Ocean where tuna, sharks and fishing activities overlap, reports

The study aims to help global authorities determine where vulnerable species are most in need of protection from fishing, the team behind the study said.

The research team created the map by analyzing the habitats of more than 800 sharks and tunas, as well as the locational data from more than 900 industrial fishing vessels. The study found that in the northeast Pacific, Taiwan, China, Japan, the US, and Mexico accounted for more than 90% of fishing in key habitats.”

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