As France prepares to co-host the 3rd United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC) in Nice in June 2025, the Shark League has issued a joint letter to Minister Hervé Berville, highlighting key actions needed to prioritize shark conservation under Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14). These actions include sustainable trade, bycatch minimization, and strict protection for highly threatened species.

Download the full letter in English and French.

Continue reading UNOC Call to Action for Shark Conservation: A Joint Letter to Minister Hervé Berville


A collective effort by 20 Environmental Organizations is underway to address pressing issues in Atlantic tuna fisheries and ecosystems at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The letter, directed to Heads of Delegation, provides specific recommendations for sustainable tuna management.

Continue reading ICCAT 2023 NGO Advocacy Letter


To: Heads of Delegations, International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)

This week’s ICCAT meeting is the fifth one where Parties grapple with scientists’ warnings about serious overfishing of North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks. Inadequate management responses to the associated advice to ban all retention from this population risks a collapse of this valuable resource.

Continue reading Open Letter to ICCAT from West and Central African Scientists