This week, November 18-25, government representatives from 52 countries will meet in Palma de Mallorca, Spain to discuss fishing quotas for the Atlantic tuna and other species including mako sharks at the 26th Regular Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
We need your support now to show public support for science-based conservation measures for collapsing mako shark populations.
Through partnerships and with our community behind us, in August 2019, we succeeded at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in securing trade controls for both species of mako sharks. Your voice and support helps us ensure that countries follow through with their commitments by also actively reducing fishing pressure on these overfished shark species at ICCAT, this week.
Fisheries Ministers making decisions at ICCAT are all public servants, and we want to ensure that they hear, loud and clear, the message that the international dive community including over 24,000 #Divers4Makos supporters want them to hear; end to uncontrolled mako sharks fishing NOW!