Capacity building for implementation of CITES shark and ray listings: workshops in Vietnam

STAN SHEA , BLOOM
Grantee ADM Capital Foundation
Location Vietnam
Grant Amount 24,395
Duration One year

In recent years Vietnam has emerged as a primary re-export market for the shark fins imported into Hong Kong.  This grant will allow for capacity building and training workshops to be conducted for Vietnam’s government officials to facilitate enforcement of the CITES trade convention regulations at local ports.  Techniques to visually distinguish between regulated and non-regulated shark fin species will be a key part of the training to increase efficiency of inspections.