Press Releases & Position Statements

Position Statements

April 21, 2021 – Statement from Mako Champion Senegal referencing their tireless work to get a science-based proposal at ICCAT passed and their commitment on the issue.

February 19, 2021 – Consolidated Statement from the Shark League, ICCAT 2020/2021

Press Releases

February 4, 2021 – Shark League Applauds Portugal for Long-Awaited Mako Protection

February 1, 2021 – Spain Protects Endangered Mako Sharks- New Landings Ban by Top Shark Fishing Power Could Take a Big Bite Out of Overfishing

December 21, 2020 – Overdue EU Action Sets Up Endangered Mako Sharks for New Year’s Reprieve – After fisheries officials fail, environmental obligations offer hope for 2021 landings crackdown

December 14, 2020 – EU and US Block Vital Protections for Endangered Mako Sharks – North Atlantic ban championed by Canada, Senegal, and the UK thwarted in virtual ICCAT meeting