Management Recommendations for Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) in the Bazaruto Area National Park
Whale shark are the largest fish in the world, growing to 20 m length and 80-100 years in age. Although they are true sharks, they feed solely on zooplankton and tiny fish. Whale shark populations have been greatly depleted by targeted fisheries, accidental catches in nets and boat strikes. The species is globally Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and they are listed species on both CITES and CMS (Appendix II). Inhambane Province is a global hotspot for whale sharks, with approximately 10% of the world’s identified whale sharks having been recorded here. Over 650 individual sharks have been documented from Mozambique. Although they are capable of long distance movements, many sharks return frequently to Mozambique.
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