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Mako Shark Rally Virtual Event Opening Remarks

Video Message from Canada

We were delighted to have Hon Bernadette Jordan, Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard, open our Shark League Rally for Makos on April 20, 2021 with a clear commitment for continued global leadership as a mako shark champion.

Canada is calling on other countries to join them – implement the science advice to ban retention of makos in the North Atlantic and pass the measure proposed at ICCAT.

The EU is a key party blocking protection at the international level. The EU Rally for Makos website has letters and tweets and an Action Map from where you can send them to each EU Member State before the next set of negotiations kicking off in May.

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Video Message from the UK

Opening remarks by Lord Zac Goldsmith, UK Minister of State for Pacific and the Environment, on the decline of North Atlantic shortfin makos, and upcoming opportunities to follow the scientific advice and pursue North Atlantic Shortfin Mako ban as a priority action for adoption in 2021.

Make or Break Mako Webinar

The Make or Break for Makos webinar was arranged by the Humane Society International/Europe and hosted by Portuguese MEP Francisco Guerreiro in May 2021. The Shark Trust was delighted to have been invited to represent the Shark League and present the issues to the delegates and contribute to a panel discussion and Q&A.

Make or Break for Makos webinar presentation by Ali Hood, Director of Conservation at the Shark Trust.


The Shark League is leading the call for policymakers to follow the scientific advice and ban the retention of Shortfin Mako in the North Atlantic…here’s why.