25 October 2017
NGOs Highlight Opportunities to Take Concrete Shark Conservation Actions
Conservationists Urge CMS Parties to Heed Scientists’ Advice for Atlantic Fishing Ban
Several Northwest Atlantic shark and ray (elasmobranch) populations under the purview of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization’s (NAFO)are in a precarious state and in need of domestic and international safeguards. Two representatives of the Shark League for the Atlantic and Mediterranean attended the 39th annual meeting of NAFO in Montreal, Canada this September to advocate on behalf of these species and lay the groundwork for conservation action in 2018.
Watch Project AWARE’s video message to ICCAT 2017 and add your name to the petition calling Egypt, South Africa, and the US to lead the way toward securing a landing ban on Atlantic makos.
Conservationists call on fishery managers to act, prohibit landings in November