Nursery Area Monitoring Boavista, Cabo Verde

In 2015 MarAlliance identified the area known as the Baía de Sal Rei in northwestern Boavista, Cabo Verde as being used as a nursery area for several shark species. In 2016, we began monitoring work with a focus on the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini).

We use standardized scientific fishing techniques that allow us to investigate species diversity, abundance and site fidelity while engaging local fishers in the monitoring. We aim to understand how neonate and young-of-the- year (YOY) sharks use the area of the bay during this critical part of their development.


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