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Life History Studies of California Chondrichthyans: Essential Biological Information for Management of Bycatch and Emergine Fisheries

Abstract

Like sharks, skates are vulnerable to overexploitation because they reproduce relatively late in life and have relatively low reproductive output. Beyond this, not much is known about the basic biology of many native skate species. The goal of this project was to fill the gap by collecting skate age, growth, diet and reproductive data.

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