The Shark League is tackling one of the world’s most pressing shark conservation crises: the dangerous decline of Atlantic shortfin makos.

ICCAT fishery managers have finally agreed that, in 2022 and 2023, all retention of North Atlantic shortfin makos will be prohibited. However, it is crystal clear from the latest ICCAT negotiations that the EU remains focused on reviving exploitation as soon as possible. To prevent shenanigans and backsliding in 2024, we need even more countries and voices at the table fighting back to rebuild the population.

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Voices For Makos

Voices for Makos asked that ICCAT countries take responsibility, and support the call to ban retention of North Atlantic Makos.

Their voice was heard.

#Rally4Makos Across Europe

European Voices for Makos

#Rally4Makos Participants

Please click here for a full list of NGOs, groups and businesses who #MakeTime4Makos