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Socio-economic Significance of Chondrichthyan Fish (Chapter 4)

This chapter describes chondrichthyan markets and production of world’s countries, regional fisheries, trade and implication.

Please take some time to read this article, Socio-economic Significance of Chondrichthyan Fish (Chapter 4).

This chapter from the book ‘Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras: The Status of the Chondrichthyan Fishes’ describes chondrichthyan markets and production of world’s countries (based on the data from 1985 to 2000), regional (Asia, Oceania, Africa and the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas) fisheries and trade, chondrichthyan products as culture significance and their implications, live chondrichthyan fishes related ecotourism, shark attack, chondrichthyan fishes related education, and the status and functions of present (before 2005) public aquaria.

As the topic 5 focusing on fisheries and utilizations of chondrichthyans, the sections ‘4.2 Markets and production’ and ‘4.3 Regional fisheries and trade’ should be read carefully. Taiwan is always one of top 5 countries of shark catch. Therefore, after reading, you will have a better understanding of world’s production, fisheries, trade, and utilization. You can also find more recent FAO reports to compare historical and present status, and the trend of long term changes.

Please use the question below to help you understand: -Based on the information of the chapter, please list top 5 countries of chondrichthyan production during 1985–1997 and 1998–2000, and imports of shark fins to Hong Kong during 1998–2000. -Based on the information of the chapter, please describe the uses of chondrichthyans.

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