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Current Projects of the Shark Foundation

The Foundation globally supports Shark Preservation Projects. Below you find the presently supported projects.

Artisanal Fisheries in Ghana

Ghana is a major elasmobranch fishing nation in the West African subregion. Elasmobranch fishery represents a key source of employment, providing both sustenance and income for some of the poorest...

Global Analysis of Whale Shark Populations

Whale sharks are the largest living shark species. These peaceful giants feed on plankton and travel great distances in their search for food. Whale sharks are found on the IUCN Red List and on...

Population genomics of 4 large shark species

Numerous shark species are being massively overfished and are endangered worldwide. Although sharks can wander large distances, it must be assumed that they form local populations (philopatry) which...

White Sharks in the North Atlantic

White sharks are strongly endangered worldwide. As a top predator of the oceans they are at the end of the food chain, making them susceptible to accumulating a very high percentage of environmental...

Migration of large shark species

Lemon, hammerhead and tiger sharks frequently migrate over distances of several 1,000 km in the Bahamas/Florida region. On their migrations, they pass through areas where they are not protected....

Migrations of pelagic sharks

Many shark species, especially the pelagic forms, follow their prey or visit their mating and parturition sites. In doing so, they often come close to international fishing fleets and are killed...

Catch analysis of Sixgill Sharks in the Mediterranean

According to the Red List of Endangered Species of the IUCN, bluntnose sixgill sharks are not endangered, however the fishing industry in the Mediterranean is badly documented and controlled and...

Fiji Shark Reef Marine Reserve

Shark Reef off the south coast of Viti Levu was intensively fished by the fishermen of the village who owns the fishing rights to the reef. This resulted in a strong reduction of local shark stocks...

Analysis of Blue Sharks in Cornwall (England)

Blue sharks ( Prionace glauca ) are large pelagic sharks and top global predators found in temperate and tropical waters. Like other shark species they are a vital regulation factor in their marine...

Shark Nurseries in Rookery Bay (FL)

Shark "nurseries" are often located in shallow waters overgrown by mangroves in which the young sharks can grow up protected from larger predators. Unlike bony fish, sharks bear only very little...

Shark protection in Cape Verde

New 2020: West Africa’s Cape Verde is an archipelago of ten volcanic islands, home to over 60 shark and ray species. In Cape Verde’s islands sharks are not intensively exploited, making it an...

Artisanal Fisheries in Angola

An alarming reduction of sharks has been noticed in West Africa, due mainly to the ever increasing demand for shark fins in the Asian region. Large hammerhead sharks, lemon sharks and bull sharks...

Current Projects of the Shark Foundation

The Foundation globally supports Shark Preservation Projects. Below you find the presently supported projects.

Artisanal Fisheries in Ghana

Ghana is a major elasmobranch fishing nation in the West African subregion. Elasmobranch fishery represents a key source of employment, providing both sustenance and income for some of the poorest...

Global Analysis of Whale Shark Populations

Whale sharks are the largest living shark species. These peaceful giants feed on plankton and travel great distances in their search for food. Whale sharks are found on the IUCN Red List and on...

Population genomics of 4 large shark species

Numerous shark species are being massively overfished and are endangered worldwide. Although sharks can wander large distances, it must be assumed that they form local populations (philopatry) which...

White Sharks in the North Atlantic

White sharks are strongly endangered worldwide. As a top predator of the oceans they are at the end of the food chain, making them susceptible to accumulating a very high percentage of environmental...

Migration of large shark species

Lemon, hammerhead and tiger sharks frequently migrate over distances of several 1,000 km in the Bahamas/Florida region. On their migrations, they pass through areas where they are not protected....

Migrations of pelagic sharks

Many shark species, especially the pelagic forms, follow their prey or visit their mating and parturition sites. In doing so, they often come close to international fishing fleets and are killed...

Catch analysis of Sixgill Sharks in the Mediterranean

According to the Red List of Endangered Species of the IUCN, bluntnose sixgill sharks are not endangered, however the fishing industry in the Mediterranean is badly documented and controlled and...

Fiji Shark Reef Marine Reserve

Shark Reef off the south coast of Viti Levu was intensively fished by the fishermen of the village who owns the fishing rights to the reef. This resulted in a strong reduction of local shark stocks...

Analysis of Blue Sharks in Cornwall (England)

Blue sharks ( Prionace glauca ) are large pelagic sharks and top global predators found in temperate and tropical waters. Like other shark species they are a vital regulation factor in their marine...

Shark Nurseries in Rookery Bay (FL)

Shark "nurseries" are often located in shallow waters overgrown by mangroves in which the young sharks can grow up protected from larger predators. Unlike bony fish, sharks bear only very little...

Shark protection in Cape Verde

New 2020: West Africa’s Cape Verde is an archipelago of ten volcanic islands, home to over 60 shark and ray species. In Cape Verde’s islands sharks are not intensively exploited, making it an...

Artisanal Fisheries in Angola

An alarming reduction of sharks has been noticed in West Africa, due mainly to the ever increasing demand for shark fins in the Asian region. Large hammerhead sharks, lemon sharks and bull sharks...

Current Projects of the Shark Foundation

The Foundation globally supports Shark Preservation Projects. Below you find the presently supported projects.

Artisanal Fisheries in Ghana

Ghana is a major elasmobranch fishing nation in the West African subregion. Elasmobranch fishery represents a key source of employment, providing both sustenance and income for some of the poorest...

Global Analysis of Whale Shark Populations

Whale sharks are the largest living shark species. These peaceful giants feed on plankton and travel great distances in their search for food. Whale sharks are found on the IUCN Red List and on...

Population genomics of 4 large shark species

Numerous shark species are being massively overfished and are endangered worldwide. Although sharks can wander large distances, it must be assumed that they form local populations (philopatry) which...

White Sharks in the North Atlantic

White sharks are strongly endangered worldwide. As a top predator of the oceans they are at the end of the food chain, making them susceptible to accumulating a very high percentage of environmental...

Migration of large shark species

Lemon, hammerhead and tiger sharks frequently migrate over distances of several 1,000 km in the Bahamas/Florida region. On their migrations, they pass through areas where they are not protected....

Migrations of pelagic sharks

Many shark species, especially the pelagic forms, follow their prey or visit their mating and parturition sites. In doing so, they often come close to international fishing fleets and are killed...

Catch analysis of Sixgill Sharks in the Mediterranean

According to the Red List of Endangered Species of the IUCN, bluntnose sixgill sharks are not endangered, however the fishing industry in the Mediterranean is badly documented and controlled and...

Fiji Shark Reef Marine Reserve

Shark Reef off the south coast of Viti Levu was intensively fished by the fishermen of the village who owns the fishing rights to the reef. This resulted in a strong reduction of local shark stocks...

Analysis of Blue Sharks in Cornwall (England)

Blue sharks ( Prionace glauca ) are large pelagic sharks and top global predators found in temperate and tropical waters. Like other shark species they are a vital regulation factor in their marine...

Shark Nurseries in Rookery Bay (FL)

Shark "nurseries" are often located in shallow waters overgrown by mangroves in which the young sharks can grow up protected from larger predators. Unlike bony fish, sharks bear only very little...

Shark protection in Cape Verde

New 2020: West Africa’s Cape Verde is an archipelago of ten volcanic islands, home to over 60 shark and ray species. In Cape Verde’s islands sharks are not intensively exploited, making it an...

Artisanal Fisheries in Angola

An alarming reduction of sharks has been noticed in West Africa, due mainly to the ever increasing demand for shark fins in the Asian region. Large hammerhead sharks, lemon sharks and bull sharks...

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