Fact Sheet

Sharks: Key to Healthy Oceans

Globally, sharks are in trouble. But the waters around The Bahamas present a rare situation where shark populations still thrive. As a result, The Bahamas provides a unique opportunity to conserve shark populations before it is too late. Healthy and biologically diverse shark populations are important to maintaining balance in marine ecosystems, including healthy habitats and fisheries. By establishing comprehensive protections for sharks, not only will sharks be permanently safeguarded, but the marine ecosystem and the economy of The Bahamas will be conserved for generations to come.