The Conservation Status of Sharks, Rays, and Chimaeras in the Arabian Sea and Adjacent Waters


This report provides an overview of the conservation status of chondrichthyans (sharks, rays, and chimaeras) in the Arabian Seas Region (ASR) and describes the results of a regional Red List workshop held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in February 2017. It identifies those species that are threatened with extinction at the regional level, so that appropriate conservation action can be taken to improve their status. A regional overview of chondrichthyan fisheries, management and conservation is also presented.


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Author(s)Rima W. Jabado
Peter M. Kyne
Riley A. Pollom
David A. Ebert
Colin A. Simpfendorfer
Gina M. Ralph
Nicholas K. Dulvy
Published Date2017
PublisherIUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), Shark Specialist Group, IFAW, Save Our Seas Foundation,
CMS InstrumentRequins