SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 16, September 2016 - Page 41

scientific knowledge and the development of better fishing practices, but helps bridge the gap between anglers and scientists. “Scientists need to show respect for fishermen’s knowledge,” Dr. Hueter says. “When you build a relationship based on respect and mutual interest, [fishermen] stop seeing scientists and government as people who want to regulate them, but as people who are trying to help, and become partners in conserving the resource.”

Photo Page 34: A blue shark, one of the most common species caught in the Northeastern U.S.

Credit: Kaelyn Lynch

Photo Page 37: A shark hooked using a "blocker rig" Credit: Mark Sampson,

Photo Page 38: A great hammerhead shark

Credit: Albert kok,

Photo Page 40: Researchers measure a shark as part of their work at a tournament in Montauk, New York. Credit: Kaelyn Lynch

Photo Bottom: The tracking of a smooth hammerhead, "Elias," by satellite tag caught at the Shark's Eye Tournament

Credit: OCEARH,

Photo Left: A J-hook (left), compared to a circle hook (right). Credit: Kaelyn Lynch