Profile updated on 13 January 2020

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Alopias pelagicus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Pelagic thresher, Pelagic thresher shark

A study using mtDNA identified two populations of pelagic thresher shark within the Pacific Ocean, considered Evolutionary Significant Units (ESU) (Cardeñosa et al. 2014). One in the eastern and the second in the western Pacific Ocean, with individuals from Hawaii composed of both ESU's (Cardeñosa et al. 2014). A previous study (Trejo 2005) have shown strong population structure between the eastern and western Pacific, indicating limited flow of gene's across the Paciifc


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • There is a robust legal framework for the management of pelagic thresher including mitigation measures for ETP and non-ETP species

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

≥ 6