Rapid Assessment Toolkit for Sharks (RAT)

Blacktip Reef Shark. Sam Cahir
Grantee World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Workstreams Advancing data and technology, CITES: Supporting new listings and building capacity for full implementation and Curbing unsustainable fishing
Location Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Indonesia
Grant Amount $208,450
Duration Two years

World Wildlife Fund will support completion of a Rapid Assessment Toolkit for sharks that will collate simplified solutions to empower fisheries management authorities to improve basic understanding of shark and ray populations and stock health and to develop long-term datasets, with a view to improving the long-term sustainability and management of these species. SCF funding will be used to support the trials of DNA data acquisition in SCF priority countries, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and the final development of the RAT Guide.