Sawfish black market in French Commercial Websites

A poster was presented at the European Elasmobranch Association Meeting in Milan in November.

Sawfish family (Pristidae) is recognized as one of the most imperil elasmobranch in the world. Three of the five species are listed as “Critically Endangered” on the Red List from the IUCN and some populations considered as locally extinct. Due to their long rostrum, sawfishes are particularly vulnerable to fisheries and their high value is an incentive to black Market. Their coastal habitat are also sensitive to human exploitation, ecosystem degradation or pollution.

Download poster EEA2012Sawfishes

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