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ADOPT 'NO LIMITS' SHARKS
To ensure your adoption has as much impact as possible, your contribution will support our No Limits? campaign, which strives to stop overfishing of a number of British shark species.
ABOUT THE NO LIMITS? CAMPAIGN
These 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, which has serious implications for the wider marine ecosystem and communities that reply on fishing for their livelihood.
Our goal is to ensure science-based catch limits are implemented and enforced as a matter of urgency, to relieve fishing pressure and give these species a chance to recover.
ABOUT NO LIMITS? SHARKS
Over 97% of sharks fished in the Atlantic and Mediterranean are No Limits? species – Blue Shark, Shortfin Mako, Tope, smoothhounds and catsharks:
Although widespread with a relatively high reproductive rate, the Blue Shark is the most heavily fished shark and declines have been observed. They are taken in substantial volume as ‘wanted’ bycatch, especially by Spanish and Portuguese pelagic longliners.
Smoothhounds are important predators in coastal waters, keeping the ecosystem balance in check by targeting crabs, shrimp and small fish. A rapidly emerging market for smoothhounds will place huge pressure on shark populations.
Tope are one of the most widely fished sharks. They are regularly taken as bycatch and also targeted for their flesh, fins and liver oil. There is some management for Tope in UK waters, however we want to see this extended across European waters.
Support the campaign today by adopting all of these sharks and help us stop uncontrolled shark fishing!
When you adopt the No Limits? sharks you'll not only be helping to fund key campaign activities but we’ll also send you an adoption pack presented in a shark folder, which includes:
- Personalised certificate
- No Limits? Factsheet
- A4 poster
- Car sticker
- Set of eight postcards
► Find out more about our No Limits? campaign
You can also support our No Limits? campaign by making a direct donation. To do this, please visit our donate page and let us know how you’d like your contribution to be allocated in the ‘What prompted you to donate today?’ field.