Fact Sheet


Scheduled to take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 12-19 July 2024, the 33rd meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Animals Committee aims to tackle the ongoing crisis of overfishing driven by international trade. As the meeting approaches, the Shark League joins other NGOs in calling on the Animals Committee to immediately agree on crucial priority actions and collaborate on key recommendations to enhance shark and ray conservation.

Continue reading Shark League Recommendations for 33rd meeting of the CITES Animals Committee (AC33)


An analysis of ICCAT Parties’ policies for CITES-listed Atlantic elasmobranchs

Analyzing pivotal international agreements such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), the Shark League’s latest analysis, “Bridging the Gaps that Hinder Shark Conservation,” scrutinizes the efficacy of existing conservation initiatives and recommends essential improvements.

Continue reading New Report: Bridging the Gaps that Hinder Shark Conservation


Top Priority: Protect North Atlantic Shortfin Mako Sharks

The 27th Regular Meeting of The International Commission For The Conservation Of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) – 15-23 Nov – is the fifth consecutive annual meeting during which Parties will grapple with ICCAT scientists’ advice for reversing the dangerous decline of North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks.

Conservation action to prevent collapse of the exceptionally slow growing, seriously overfished North Atlantic shortfin mako population is long overdue and increasingly urgent.

Continue reading ICCAT 2021: Shark League Position Statement