Strengthening shark and ray conservation within the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

Grantee The Environmental Law Institute
Location United States
Grant Amount 15,000
Duration One year
Type of Grant Small

This project will provide a comprehensive analysis of the gaps in fisheries regulation affecting shark and rays by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), and specific recommendations for concrete steps that the WCPFC can take to create a more complete and effective regulatory framework to implement the requirements of CITES and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), in order to promote shark and ray conservation in the context of both directed fisheries and their bycatch in fisheries regulated by the WCPFC.