Reconstruction of historical catches for shark CITES species in Mexico to strengthen NDF issuance

Grantee Dr. Oscar Sosa-NIshizaki, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada
Location Mexico
Grant Amount 24,310
Duration One year
Type of Grant Small

Mexico is a top shark fishing nation and the leading exporter of fins from CITES-listed sharks. Despite the importance of shark fisheries, their populations have not been assessed due to the lack of fishing data. This project focuses on the reconstruction of historical catches of CITES-listed sharks to begin assessing the status of these shark populations to support the CITES management authority in developing robust and well-informed Non-detriment findings.