Reports, Studies, and Best-Practice Guides
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.Read More
In mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
A review of experiences, best practices and lessons learned for the traceability of commodities of CITES-listed shark species.
Methodology for converting bowls of shark fin soup into live shark equivalents
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.tradeACCESS ONLINE (open in a new tab)
A Framework to assist Authorities in making Non-detriment Findings (NDFs) for species listed in CITES Appendix II
Development of a Rapid Management-Risk Assessment Method for Fish Species through its Application to Sharks
Analysis of the global shark and ray meat trade network using graph theory, revealing key players, relationships and networks properties that drive flows in this specialised but highly traded product.
This report provides a snapshot of shark and ray species found within and around Fiji's deepest river.ACCESS HERE
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.
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.ACCESS HERE
“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.DOWNLOAD AND OPEN
Report from the regional workshop on shark conservation and management in the North Indian Ocean held in Karachi, Pakistan, on 26-28 February 2019
Factsheet on giant guitarfishes and wedgefishes (collectively known as "rhino rays") produced by Global Sharks and Rays Initiative for the CITES CoP18
Factsheet on shortfin and longfin mako sharks produced by Global Sharks and Rays Initiative for the CITES CoP18
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]