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SharkDemography is a package that will run Leslie Matrix models using Monte Carlo simulations for any specified shark species. This package was developed during the publication of:

Smart, JJ, White, WT, Baje, L, et al. (2020) Can multi-species shark longline fisheries be managed sustainably using size limits? Theoretically, yes. Realistically, no. J Appl Ecol. 2020; 57: 1847–1860.

The data and code to run this analysis using the package are available on Dryad at

This code will demonstrate how to run the package and reproduce the results of Smart et al (2020). A forthcoming vignette will eventually be written based on a simplified version of these analyses.


You can install the development version of SharkDemography from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")