The Institute’s work with the Biodiversity Foundation on the conservation of species essential to the functioning of marine ecosystems has been published in the journal Frontiers.
In the report, experts reminded that sharks and stingrays play a fundamental role in maintaining the balance of the seas and oceans and balancing marine ecosystems.
“It jeopardizes the functioning of the marine ecosystem”
In the report, which used the expression “More than half of the shark and stingray species in the Mediterranean are in danger of extinction, which endanger the functioning of marine ecosystems”, it was emphasized that additional measures should be taken to protect these species, which are not the target of fisheries but are caught by chance.
David Ruiz Garcia, a researcher from the University of Valencia, who participated in the studies, stated that more awareness and cooperation of fishermen should be increased and asked for the implementation of measures to ensure the survival of the caught sharks and rays.
Garcia also said, “Due to the climate problem, we are now moving towards an ecosystem with less biodiversity, simpler, less productive and less responsive to changes that may occur.‘ he used the phrase.
Source: TRT Haber