Blue and Shortfin Mako Shark © Andy Murch.

When you adopt our No Limits? sharks you'll be supporting our No Limits? campaign. Helping to stop the overfishing of several British shark species in the Atlantic.


No Limits? sharks need our urgent attention. Overfishing is currently the biggest threat facing sharks. Landings have soared over the past decade placing huge pressure on shark populations. This has serious implications for the wider marine ecosystem. As well as communities that rely on fishing for their livelihood.

We're campaigning for science-based catch limits to be set immediately. Before it's too late. We need to relieve fishing pressure and give these species chance to recover.


Blue Shark © Charles Hood.
The Blue Shark is the most heavily fished. They're taken in huge volume as ‘wanted’ bycatch. Especially by Spanish and Portuguese pelagic longliners.

Shortfin Mako © Charles Hood.
The Shortfin Mako is the fastest shark on record. Sadly they're caught with equal speed. Highly prized for meat and fins, they're an important bycatch for pelagic longliners fishing for tuna and swordfish.

Smoothhound © Peter Werhoog, Dutch Shark Society.
Smoothhounds are important predators in coastal waters. They keep the ecosystem in balance by targeting crabs, shrimp and small fish. An emerging market for smoothhounds will place huge pressure on shark populations.
Tope © Charles Hood.
Tope are one of the most widely fished sharks. Taken as bycatch and targeted for their meat, fins and liver oil. There is some management for Tope in UK waters, yet we want to see this extended across European waters.

Smallspotted Catshark © Dave Peake.CATSHARKS
Catsharks can be locally abundant. But patchy distribution and a low reproductive rate make them vulnerable. Careful management and monitoring is vital to ensuring sustainability of fisheries.


Support the campaign today by adopting all these sharks. Help us stop uncontrolled shark fishing!

Shark Adoption Pack.ADOPTION PACK

When you adopt our No Limits? sharks you’ll be helping to fund our campaign. We’ll also send you an adoption pack presented in a shark illustrated folder. This includes:

  • Personalised Certificate
  • Factsheets - learn all about your sharks & our No Limits? campaign
  • A4 Poster
  • Shark Trust Leaflets
  • Bookmark
  • Set of Shark Postcards

You can also support our No Limits? campaign by making a direct donation. Visit our donate page and let us know you’d like to support this campaign in the ‘What prompted you to donate today?’ field.


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