Conserving Atlantic Pelagic Sharks through ICCAT

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Grantee Varda Inc. on of behalf of The Shark League
Workstreams Curbing unsustainable fishing
Location Global
Grant Amount $1,583,679
Duration 38 months

Oceanic sharks are at particular risk because fishing limits must be agreed by many countries. Shark Advocates International, Ecology Action Centre, Shark Trust, and Project AWARE -- collectively known as the Shark League -- are focused on securing the first catch limits for some of the Atlantic’s most heavily fished species: shortfin mako and blue sharks. The coalition is collaborating with others to improve and promote scientific advice for preventing overfishing, and to ensure key governments translate it into meaningful action through the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).