Reduce fishing efforts over endemic imperiled sharks in Uruguay using a sustainable haul system

Grantee OceanoSanos/HealthyOceans
Location Uruguay
Grant Amount 24,936
Duration One year
Type of Grant Small

The goal of this project is to prevent the extinction and support the restoration of the endemics and imperiled Angelshark Squatina guggengheim and the smooth-hound Mustelus schmitti in Uruguay by reducing the current small-scale by-catch mortality and target fishing effort over these species. A Sustainable Haul Gear System will be tested and implemented in two communities, targeting more valuable bony fishes than threatened shark species.