Shark Fishing Decisions at Atlantic Tuna Meeting Fall Short

Shark Fishing Decisions at Atlantic Tuna Meeting Fall Short

Slow course set for protecting makos, stronger finning ban narrowly defeated at ICCAT MOROCCO// Fishing nations gathered for the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have failed to adopt recommended limits to...
Baby Step for Blue Sharks

Baby Step for Blue Sharks

ICCAT fishery managers aim to cap North Atlantic Blue Shark catch as momentum to ban at-sea fin removal grows VILAMOURA, PORTUGAL// Fishing nations gathered for the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have...
Shark Fishing Decisions at Atlantic Tuna Meeting Fall Short

No Limits? The Mako’ver

With no catch limits set for many shark species, landings have soared over recent decades, placing huge pressure on shark populations. Launched in 2014, the Trust’s No Limits? campaign highlighted the urgent need to introduce science-based catch limits for Blue...
Baby Step for Blue Sharks

ICCAT 2016 – Blue Shark on the agenda

PORTUGAL // The 20th meeting of ICCAT, the Atlantic high-seas management body, is running this week. ICCAT2016 presents the Shark Trust with an exciting opportunity to secure long-overdue management for Blue Shark, our flagship No Limits? species. With Blue Shark...
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Leading shark charity calls for Europe to embed a ‘culture of sustainability’ in shark fisheries UK// On Good Friday, millions of Britons will witness the extraordinary sight of scores of sharks feeding off a floating whale carcass in UK waters. In ‘Britain’s Sharks’,...