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The plight of sharks and the work of Pew’s Global Shark Conservation Campaign has been documented through videos, reports, fact sheets and other material that you can find below.

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  • Fisheries Body Should Manage Key Pacific Species for Sustainability

    The Western and Central Pacific Ocean, which makes up a significant part of the largest ocean on Earth, supplies more than half of the world’s tuna catch. The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) is responsible for managing these valuable fisheries, which include a healthy population of skipjack tuna along with the severely overfished Pacific bluefin and several highly... Read More

  • Countries Prepare to Apply New CITES Shark and Ray Protections

    In the latest in a series of global workshops to train fisheries, customs, and environment officials on how to best implement international wildlife trade measures, 31 participants from 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries gathered Nov. 15-16 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Specifically, the delegates were honing best practices for meeting their commitments under the Convention on... Read More

  • FAQ: Tunas, Sharks Have Much to Gain—or Lose—at Fisheries Meeting

    When the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meets Nov. 14-22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, the fate of the valuable Atlantic bluefin tuna and the vulnerable shortfin mako shark will hang in the balance. Although ICCAT’s 51 member governments focus mostly on tunas, they also make decisions about other species, such as sharks, that are often caught in association... Read More

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Barbara Cvrkel

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