Strengthening Angel Shark Conservation Southern Aegean Sea

Luis Miguel Estevez
Grantee iSea, Environmental Organization for the Preservation of the Aquatic Ecosystems
Location Greece
Grant Amount 22,000
Duration One year
Type of Grant Small

All three angel shark species present in the Mediterranean are classified as Critically Endangered by IUCN due to steep population declines and extinctions at several locations. The Aegean Sea is an angel shark hot spot, but they are threatened by illegal fishing. The project aims at strengthening angel shark conservation in Greece by implementing an array of activities described in the Sub-Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of Angels Sharks in the Aegean Sea and the waters surrounding Crete.