Thank you for your generous and continued support as we work with local and governmental partners to ensure the continued well being the sharks, tortoises and the local marine ecosystem in Seychelles.
Your contributions support valuable resources to ensure ongoing data collection
Our shark surveys focus on Sicklefin Lemon Shark pups. There is a bay on the island that originally had a wall constructed to farm turtles, this was partially destroyed by the Tsunami in 2004. This area allows for a semi protected environment for the pups to shelter.
We survey twice a week during the season (October - March) using a long gill net with people either side. Sharks are captured, PIT tagged and we measure their pre courdial length, fin length and total length as well as sex and weight.
Our data is used to help analyze population size, growth rates, habitat use and as we share with The Seychelles Fishing Authority, it is used to promote informed fisheries management.
We thank all of our contributors for makig this ongoing research possible and look forward to sharing the data from this season in our next report.
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