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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The WCPFC will hold its 12th Regular Session from Dec. 3 to 8 in Bali, Indonesia, and Pew has identified 11 ways that members can improve management of tuna fisheries in the western and central Pacific Ocean. Read More
The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) has a mandate to manage all highly migratory fish stocks, including tuna and sharks, in the western and central Pacific Ocean. Despite strong scientific and management advice to the Commission, the conservation and management measures (CMMs) now in place are inadequate to end or prevent overfishing of some stocks. For example, two of... Read More
Members of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) took important steps this week at their annual meeting in Malta to safeguard the recovery of Atlantic bluefin tuna from illegal trade, to promote the long term sustainable management of Atlantic fisheries, and to mandate protections for porbeagle sharks. Still, member governments did not make progress on... Read More