Thanks for attending one of my seminars! As promised, here are links to learn more about the information I presented.

SEMINAR TOPIC: Recreational shark fishing in Florida: an interdisciplinary analysis of an emerging conservation issue

My papers:

Shiffman et al. 2017  Fishing practices and representations of shark conservation issues among users of a land-based shark angling online forum

Shiffman and Hammerschlag 2014 An Assessment of the Scale, Practices, and Conservation Implications of Florida’s Charter Boat–Based Recreational Shark Fishery

Gallagher, Hammerschlag, Shiffman and Giery 2014 Evolved for extinction: the cost and conservation implications of extreme specialization in hammerhead sharks

Shiffman et al. 2014 Trophy fishing for species threatened with extinction

Scientific papers cited within:

Dulvy et al. 2014 Extinction risk and conservation of the world’s sharks and rays

Simpfendorfer et al. 2011 The importance of research and public opinion to the conservation and management of sharks

Cooke and Cowx 2004 The role of recreational fishing in global fish crises

Lewin et al. 2006 Documented biological impacts of recreational fishing

Coleman et al. 2004 The imapct of US recreational fishing on marine fish populations

Fisher and Ditton 1993 A social and economic characterization of the US recreational shark fishery

Palumbi 2004 Fisheries Science: why mothers matter

Simpfendorfer and Dulvy 2017 Bright spots of sustainable shark fishing.


Global supply chain for shark products: UN FAO report (and a blog post I wrote summarizing the key conclusions)

State of US Fisheries 

Blog posts

More large sharks were killed by recreational anglers than commercial fishermen last year 

Its illegal for anglers to land hammerheads in Florida 

Many scientists, conservationists, and fishermen support our trophy fishing recommendations 

SEMINAR TOPIC: The role of modern communications technology in ocean science and conservation

My papers: 

Shiffman, D.S (2012). Twitter as a tool for conservation outreach and education: what scientific conferences can do to promote live-tweeting. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. (Link)

Darling E, Shiffman D, Drew J, and Cote Isabelle (2013) The role of twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 6, 32-43. (Link)

ECM Parsons, DS Shiffman, ES Darling, N Spillman, and AJ Wright. (2014) How Twitter Literacy Can Benefit Conservation Scientists. Conservation Biology. (LINK)

Collins, K., Shiffman, DS, and Rock, J. (2016). How are scientists using social media in the workplace? PLOS ONE. (LINK:)

Pew Internet and Society 2016 report 

SFU IDEAS 2018: Mismatches between consumer sustainable seafood guides: A possible contributor to public misunderstanding about the sustainability of shark fisheries? 

My papers:

Shiffman, DS and Hammerschlag, N. (2016). Shark conservation and management policy: a review and primer for non-specialists. Animal Conservation (Link: Shiffman and Hammerschlag Animal Conservation)

Shiffman, DS and Hammerschlag, N. (2016). Preferred conservation policies of shark researchers. Conservation Biology. (Shiffman_et_al-Conservation_Biology

Shiffman, DS, and Hueter, R. (2017). A United States shark fin ban would undermine sustainable shark fisheries. Marine Policy. (Read it online here: Shiffman Hueter Fin Ban )

Other papers:

Simpfendorfer, C. and Dulvy, N. (2017). “Bright Spots of Sustainable Shark Fishing.” . Current Biology

Roheim, C. A. (2009). An evaluation of sustainable seafood guides: implications for environmental groups and the seafood industry. Marine Resource Economics.

Sustainable seafood guides:

Global seafood ratings alliance 

Seafood Watch sharks 

OceanWise sharks 

EDF Seafood Selector sharks 

NOAA FishWatch shark 

Forest and Bird Seafood Guide 

Australian Marine Conservation Society Seafood Guide sharks

Other Links

Scientists Report on Mako Shark Overfishing, Advise North Atlantic Ban

I Want To Eat Fish Responsibly. But The Seafood Guides Are So Confusing!