Towards a sustainable future for Sri Lankan rhino rays: science & implementation in the Indian Ocean

Photo: Daniel Fernando
Grantee University of Edinburgh
Location Sri Lanka
Grant Amount 22,033
Duration One year
Type of Grant Small

Rhino rays are among the world’s most threatened marine species due to their exposure to fisheries and demand for their fins. However, knowledge gaps remain about the diversity and population structure of rhino rays, resulting in limited trade regulations and fisheries management. This project will work in Sri Lanka, one of the world’s largest shark fishing nations, to deliver critical data to inform Non-Detrimental Findings (NDFs) and action plans, as well as improve local capacity to enforce existing regulations.