ADOPT 'NO LIMITS' SHARKS

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.


ABOUT THE NO LIMITS? CAMPAIGN

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.


ABOUT NO LIMITS? SHARKS

Blue Shark © Charles Hood.
BLUE SHARKS
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.
SHORTFIN MAKO
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.
SMOOTHHOUND
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
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
  • Shark factsheet - learn all about your amazing sharks and the campaign
  • A4 shark poster
  • Car sticker
  • Set of eight 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.


RELATED LINKS:

► Find out more about our No Limits? campaign and sign our petition to stop uncontrolled shark fishing