Sharks: Predators or Prey? (RPP17)

As high trophic level predators present in all the World’s oceans, Sharks possibly play an important role in regulating marine communities through top-down control. They are also heavily targeted by artisanal and industrial fisheries, both for their flesh, usually consumed locally, and their fins, exported to Eastern Asian countries. Several shark species are listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as “vulnerable”, “endangered”, or “critically endangered”, and many of them are also listed in CITES annexes I, II and III, and protected by national law facilitating the regulation of their international exploitation and trade. Understanding the past, present and future of the relationship between sharks and humans requires an interdisciplinary approach combining biology, ecology, anthropology, economics and law.

You are given the task of developing and online course on this topic. The target audience are Undergraduate Students and you will be using the Moodle platform (university level online course platform:



ALBAN, Frédérique – Maître de Conférences, Économie, UBO

BONNIN, Marie – Directrice de Recherche, IRD

GAUTHIER, Olivier – Maître de Conférences, Biologie, UBO:

HERVÉ, Sébastien – Graphiste, UBO

QUEFFELEC, Betty – Maître de Conférences, Droit, UBO

RUAULT, Riwalenn – Ingénieure Pédagogique, UBO

SCHAAL, Gauthier – Maître de Conférences, Biologie, UBO

Additional costs to be covered by the student: