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Table 2 Threats to shark populations and possibilities for conservation suggested by the fishermen interviewed

From: “Shark is the man!”: ethnoknowledge of Brazil’s South Bahia fishermen regarding shark behaviors

Ethical view Emic view (relative frequency) n = 65 Possibilities
Finning[100] “Fishing that only takes shark fins (63,4%) “Best monitor”; “Give high fine”
Immature Capture [101] Fish small sharks (61,9%) “drop the baby sharks”, put closure, “increase the mesh of the nets”
Bycatch Capture [102] “Fishing with trawlnet”, “fishnet excess”, “stuck with longline hook in steel” (46,8%) “forbid trawling”, “control gillnets use”, “forbid longline hooks stuck with Spiral wire Rope use”
Females Capture [70] “female fishing”; “fish a female carrying a baby shark in the belly” (15,1%) “Drop females”; “make closure”