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WWF and TRAFFIC Shark and Ray Publications

Reports, Studies, and Best-Practice Guides

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TRAFFIC Trade Reports

A Rapid Assessment of the Artisanal Shark Trade in the Republic of the Congo (2020)

A Rapid Assessment of the Artisanal Shark Trade in the Republic of the Congo (2020)

This report aims to rapidly assess the artisanal shark fishery in the Republic of the Congo to understand the trade, and to examine legislative, administrative, and operational measures for sustainable and legal shark fishing and trade.

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An Overview of Major Shark and Ray Catchers, Traders, and Species (2019)

An Overview of Major Shark and Ray Catchers, Traders, and Species (2019)


An Overview of Shark Utilisation in the Coral Triangle Region (2012)

An Overview of Shark Utilisation in the Coral Triangle Region (2012)


Shark Fin and Mobulid Ray Gill Plate Trade (2016)

Shark Fin and Mobulid Ray Gill Plate Trade (2016)

In mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan


Traceability Systems In The CITES Context (2016)

Traceability Systems In The CITES Context (2016)

A review of experiences, best practices and lessons learned for the traceability of commodities of CITES-listed shark species.


The Shark And Ray Trade In Singapore (2017)

The Shark And Ray Trade In Singapore (2017)


Tools

WWF Sharkulator Methodology (2020)

WWF Sharkulator Methodology (2020)

Methodology for converting bowls of shark fin soup into live shark equivalents


DETECT IT Tool

DETECT IT Tool

A data analytics tool to help businesses, NGOs, customs officers, law enforcement and fisheries officials to search quickly through fish trade data to identify potential illegally caught and traded fish products around the world. https://detect.trade

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CITES Non-detriment Findings Guidance for Shark Species

CITES Non-detriment Findings Guidance for Shark Species

A Framework to assist Authorities in making Non-detriment Findings (NDFs) for species listed in CITES Appendix II


M-RiskTool

M-RiskTool

Development of a Rapid Management-Risk Assessment Method for Fish Species through its Application to Sharks


Other Publications

Dreketi River and Estuary Shark and Ray Survey Report (2021)

Dreketi River and Estuary Shark and Ray Survey Report (2021)

This report provides a snapshot of shark and ray species found within and around Fiji's deepest river.

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Angels of the Adriatic - Next Steps for a Potential Hotspot (2021)

Angels of the Adriatic - Next Steps for a Potential Hotspot (2021)

Once common across the Mediterranean, angel sharks have suffered widespread decline. This short report underlines the urgency of acting to save one of the last remaining populations in the Mediterranean.


Sharks and Rays: Guardians of the Ocean in Crisis (2021)

Sharks and Rays: Guardians of the Ocean in Crisis (2021)

Portugal is the 3rd biggest European catcher of sharks and rays, behind Spain and France, with almost 50% of the country's species under threat. ANP|WWF urges the Portuguese government to create a National Action Plan to manage and conserve these animals.

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Sharks in Crisis: A Call to Action for the Mediterranean (2019)

Sharks in Crisis: A Call to Action for the Mediterranean (2019)

“Sharks in Crisis: A Call to Action for the Mediterranean” published by WWF Mediterranean Marine Initiative (MMI) presents latest research showing how unsustainable and sometimes illegal fishing have depleted regional populations of sharks and rays.

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Reducing Shark and Ray Mortality in the Arabian Sea (2019)

Reducing Shark and Ray Mortality in the Arabian Sea (2019)

Report from the regional workshop on shark conservation and management in the North Indian Ocean held in Karachi, Pakistan, on 26-28 February 2019


GSRI CITES CoP18 Giant Guitarfishes and Wedgefishes Factsheet (2019)

GSRI CITES CoP18 Giant Guitarfishes and Wedgefishes Factsheet (2019)

Factsheet on giant guitarfishes and wedgefishes (collectively known as "rhino rays") produced by Global Sharks and Rays Initiative for the CITES CoP18


GSRI CITES CoP18 Mako Sharks Factsheet (2019)

GSRI CITES CoP18 Mako Sharks Factsheet (2019)

Factsheet on shortfin and longfin mako sharks produced by Global Sharks and Rays Initiative for the CITES CoP18


Global Priorities for Conserving Sharks and Rays (2015-2025)

Global Priorities for Conserving Sharks and Rays (2015-2025)


No Shark Fin Carriage Policy Implementation Guidelines (2017)

No Shark Fin Carriage Policy Implementation Guidelines (2017)


Managing Risk - Global Shipping Companies Say No to Shark Fin (2016)

Managing Risk - Global Shipping Companies Say No to Shark Fin (2016)


Peer-Reviewed Papers

Dulvy, N.K., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Davidson, L.N.K., Fordham, S.V., Bräutigam, A., Sant, G., and Welch, D.J. (2017) Challenges and Priorities in Shark and Ray Conservation. Current Biology 27(11), R565-R572. doi: [LINK]


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