Shark Stewards is joining forces with the Shark Research Institute to advocate and lobby to increase protection for sharks and rays under CITES Appendix II. We are representing for increased protection for increasingly endangered mako sharks, white spotted
It has been estimated that the international trade in wild plants and animals worth billions of dollars a year. The harmful trade of shark fin is threatening the survival of many species of sharks. Momentum for international protections for sharks and rays continues to grow, with a record 67 governments co-sponsoring one or more listing proposals in the lead-up to this year’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Conference of the Parties (CoP18).
Species listed under Appendix II can be traded internationally but only if the trade does not cause detriment to them in the wild.