Immediate bycatch protection for the Vulnerable Shortfin Mako shark
Project

Immediate Bycatch Protection for the Vulnerable Shortfin Mako Shark in Chile

Duration
2013 - 2015
Location
Chile
Species protected
Shortfin Mako Isurus oxyrinchus

Project results

The primary goal is the reduction of shark bycatch in the swordfish fishery by 30 percent by persuading the Chilean Undersecretary of Fisheries to ban the use of steel wires in longlines in the swordfish fishery.

This project is implemented by Oceana.

Threaths

Over-exploitation of natural resources & prey depletion