Conserving sharks and rays in the global south

Bangladesh
Alifa holding dead baby shark
Increasing fishing pressure has negatively impacted elasmobranch populations globally

This project assesses the vulnerability of shark species and sustainability of elasmobranch fishery against contemporary fishing pressures. This information is being integrated into the National Plan of Action for Sharks and rays-Bangladesh as part of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s International Plan of Action for Conservation and Management of Sharks. The research explores the ecological, social, and political challenges and opportunities for implementing a more inclusive management regime for sharks and rays in Bangladesh. It also contributes to developing a unified sustainability model for developing countries that embraces baselines and incorporates socio-ecological perspectives in management decision making.

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