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DNA barcoding reveals targeted fisheries for endangered sharks in Indonesia

Writers:
Andrianus Sembiring, Ni Putu Dian Pertiwi, Angka Mahardini, Rizki Wulandari, Eka Maya Kurniasih, Andri Wahyu Kuncoro, N.K. Dita Cahyani, Aji Wahyu Anggoro, Maria Ulfa, Hawis Madduppa, Kent E. Carpenter, Paul H. Barber, Gusti Ngurah Mahardika.

Abstract:
Sharks are apex predators and keystone species that have a profound influence on the ecology and food-web dynamics of coral reefs and epipelagic marine ecosystems. However, sharks are being heavily overfished compromising the health of the world’s reefs and pelagic environments. Although Indonesia is the world’s largest and most diverse coral reef ecosystem, information on the exploitation of sharks in this region is scarce. Results of DNA barcoding of shark fin revealed two alarming findings: (1) a rar- ity of reef sharks that should dominate Indonesia’s coastal ecosystems, and (2) a fishery that targets endangered sharks. The diversity and number of threatened species recovered in this study highlights the urgent need for improved regulation and control of Indonesia’s shark fishery.

Keywords:
Shark
DNA barcoding
Indonesia

Article history:
Received 9 October 2014
Received in revised form 4 November 2014
Accepted 9 November 2014
Handling Editor Prof. George A. Rose

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