CITES shark and ray listings implementation: Capacity building fin identification workshops (Taiwan)

STAN SHAY, BLOOM ASSOCIATION
Grantee BLOOM Association
Location Taiwan
Grant Amount 25,000
Duration One year
Type of Grant Small

Taiwan is not only a trader of shark fins, but also a key shark fisheries territory.  Partnering with International NGOs and experts, this project will host capacity building workshops for Taiwan’s government officials, providing training on visual identification techniques for shark fins and mobular gill plates and on the proper preparation and review of trade documents.  Supported by the grant, the workshops will focus on increasing regulation and monitoring capacity for CITES-listed species (species protected under the international trade convention) to deter illegality.