World’s Fastest Shark Headed for Disaster

Dubrovnik, Croatia. November 19, 2018. Fishing nations gathered for the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have failed to address continued overfishing of mako sharks or strengthen the regional ban on shark finning. Download Press Release (pdf)

Stronger Finning Ban Agreed for Mediterranean Sharks

Rome, Italy. October 26, 2018. In a groundbreaking decision, fishing nations gathered for the annual meeting of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) have adopted an EU proposal to strengthen the regional ban on “finning” (slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea). Download Press Release (Word Document)

Targeting Arctic Shark Banned by North Atlantic Fishery Managers

Tallinn, Estonia. September 21, 2018. Fishery managers have taken conservation action for the Greenland shark – the species thought to have the longest lifespan of any vertebrate. Download Press Release (Word Document)

Turkey Takes Sweeping Action to Protect Endangered Sharks & Rays

London, UK. April 20, 2018. A year after denouncing Turkey for the landing of 30 Endangered Giant Devil Rays, the Shark League is applauding the country for announcing protections for this and 13 other species of rays and sharks. Download Press Release (Word Document)