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Rebecca Skirrow

Making waves: recent contributions of Cefas fisheries science for the future of fisheries management in the UK

Fishing net onboard a boat

On Monday 17th July, the UK government’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced further steps to deliver a thriving, sustainable fishing industry and healthy marine environment following the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU). As …

Cefas and industry science collaborations: Fisheries monitoring, the electronic age

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This is the second in a series of short blogs focussing on Cefas’ fisheries science work in partnership with the fishing industry. Cefas Scientist, Rebecca Skirrow, who is the technical lead on Cefas’ Scientific Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) Programme, is …

Developing the first trunk identification guide for CITES-listed species: Identifying headless, finless sharks

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The challenge of identifying shark trunks Trade of shark meat has increased substantially over the last decade and in Indonesia shark meat consumption is at an all-time high, providing an important source of local protein to coastal communities. As well …