Reducing catch and post-release mortality of elasmobranchs in small-scale fisheries of Colombia

Grantee Fundación Squalus
Location Colombia
Grant Amount 24,355
Duration One year

Incidental catches of sharks and rays in artisanal fisheries in the Colombian Pacific are high, and current fishing dynamics show a tendency to increase the pressure on these species. The grantee will work directly with fishermen to identify modifications in current fishing gear and practices to reduce the catch and post-release mortality of elasmobranchs in small-scale fisheries. Participatory workshops will be held to define which of the modifications studied could be applied.