In-situ Conservation of Queensland's Sawfish

BARBARA WUERINGER, SHARKS AND RAYS AUSTRALIA
Grantee Sharks and Rays Australia
Location Australia
Grant Amount 23,950
Duration One year
Type of Grant Small

Over the last 2.5 years, work by Sharks and Rays Australia has uncovered several issues in Queensland, Australia, that are hindering sawfish protection. The successful conservation of sawfishes in the region is dependent on working with recreational and commercial fishers as well as the general public. Funds provided by the Global Partnership for Sharks and Rays will enable a project that will encourage commercial and recreational fishers to report sawfish captures, and teach best practice release methods for animals entangled in fishing nets.