Implementing outreach and advocacy activities for the passage of the Philippine Shark Conservation Act

Grantee Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines
Location Philippines
Grant Amount 25,000
Duration One year
Type of Grant Small

The utilization of approximately 200 species of sharks and rays in the Philippines are varied and conflicting: they are a fishery resource, utilized by coastal communities and profitable to traders in an industry that is still largely unmanaged, as well as a tourism asset with much potential to develop. The goal of this project is to ensure the sustainability of shark and ray utilization in the country by gathering support towards the passage of a national policy - a legal framework for the conservation, protection, and regulation of fisheries and other threats.