The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

ICCAT has before it scientific advice that could lead to groundbreaking catch limits for the world’s most heavily fished oceanic sharks: shortfin mako and blue sharks. If adopted, such measures would prompt the first such limits for European Union fleets (which have the world’s highest landings of these species) and could inspire similar measures on a global scale. Meanwhile, support is growing among ICCAT members for a stronger regional finning ban.

We’re urging ICCAT Parties to agree science-based international fishing limits for shortfin mako and blue sharks, and a ban on removing shark fins at sea.


Download our ICCAT 2022 postcard


Most recent ICCAT Interventions

Download our ICCAT 2021 Position Statement

Download our ICCAT Factsheet: 2021

ICCAT 2021 Joint Statement in response to Parties’ Proposal


ICCAT 2020 Closing Statement


ICCAT 2019 intervention on mako sharks

ICCAT 2019 intervention on blue sharks

Download our ICCAT factsheet: ICCAT 2019, Make or Break Time for Makos 

Download our ICCAT narrative: ICCAT 2019, The Global Ocean Movement & Mako Sharks

Download our ICCAT factsheet: Priority Actions for Sharks

Download our ICCAT factsheet: Shark Conservation Progress & Priorities

Download our ICCAT factsheet: Make time for Makos