Safeguarding Sharks Through Sound Conservation Policy


The Year in Review & the Road Ahead

We're happy to report that 2013 was another busy and exciting year for Shark Advocates International (SAI)! Throughout the year, SAI continued to work independently and through various partnerships to advance science-based shark and ray conservation. Read more about the year's highlights and SAI's plans for 2014...

Atlantic Tuna Commission Fails Sharks Again

Cape Town, South Africa. November 25, 2013. Fishing nations at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) failed to reach consensus on several shark conservation proposals, including European Union (EU) bids to establish catch limits for shortfin makos and to prohibit retention of porbeagles. A multi-national effort to strengthen the ICCAT ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark's fins and discarding the body at sea) was also defeated, yet gained support from a considerable number of ICCAT member countries during the meeting. Read more...

EU joins US in Effort to Strengthen Shark Finning Ban
Atlantic Tuna Body


Plymouth, UK. 15 November, 2013. The Shark Trust and Shark Advocates International are heralding news that the EU will join an effort spearheaded by the US and Brazil to strengthen the International Commission for Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark's fins and discarding the body at sea). Officials from dozens of countries will discuss this and other high seas fishing measures at the annual ICCAT meeting next week in Cape Town, South Africa. Read more...

Dogfish are sharks, too

Dogfish Are Sharks Too! Coastal species often called "dogfish" need sound conservation policies and strict finning bans, just like bigger sharks

great white
Greenland Shark

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Sonja Fordham
Sonja Fordham

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