Spain Protects Endangered Mako Sharks

New Landings Ban by Top Shark Fishing Power Could Take a Big Bite Out of Overfishing London, February 1, 2021. Conservationists are heralding action by the Spanish government to protect one of the world’s most valuable and threatened shark species, the shortfin mako....

EU Action Sets Up Mako Sharks for New Year Reprieve

After fisheries officials fail, environmental obligations offer hope for 2021 landings crack down Brussels. December 21, 2020. Conservationists are closing the year with hope for endangered North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks as EU level decisions point to...

Canada Steps Up with Bid to Save Endangered Atlantic Mako Sharks

NGOs herald proposal for international science-based fishing limits, urge US & EU to get on board Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 16, 2020. Endangered Atlantic shortfin mako sharks are set to take center stage in the 2020 deliberations of the International...

Canada Protects Endangered Mako Sharks with Groundbreaking Atlantic Ban

Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 22nd, 2020. Conservationists are welcoming a science-based decision by the Canadian government to end all retention of endangered shortfin mako sharks in Atlantic fisheries. With this action, Canada becomes the first North Atlantic country...

EU and US Prevent Vital Protections for Endangered Mako Sharks

North Atlantic ban endorsed by 16 countries – including Japan and China – thwarted in ICCAT meeting Mallorca, Spain. November 25, 2019. Conservationists are shocked and distressed that the European Union and the United States – despite long promoting...