Marine Extension Program Seminar Series: Biology of Prohibited Coastal Sharks of New Jersey
The coast of New Jersey is seasonally home to a variety of shark species that are caught for commercial and recreational harvest, while some of these species are federally prohibited. The sandbar and sand tiger sharks are large, prohibited coastal sharks that range from Massachusetts to the Gulf of Mexico, and they commonly occur during the summer months along the coast of NJ. Although prohibited, these species are caught in recreational fishing coast-wide, which could impact population levels. Keith Dunton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology at Monmouth University, will describe the biology of these prohibited sharks and some of the current research and issues impacting these species.
Please register by July 30.
This event is part of the Marine Extension Program Seminar Series through Rutgers Cooperative Extension.