Stopping Costa Rican Exports of Endangered Shark Species

MarViva
Grantee MarViva Foundation
Location Costa Rica
Grant Amount 24,997
Duration One Year

This grant will support media and policy advocacy to protect threatened shark species whose products are being exported out of Costa Rica with the endorsement of the national fisheries authority. The Project Team will denounce technical and scientific gaps in the fisheries authority’s decision-making with regards to these exports, and promote an Executive Decree to reinstate multisectoral, science-based fisheries management and conservation, with emphasis on vulnerable sharks.