Safeguarding the future of sharks through positive change
The Shark Trust is the UK registered charity working to advance the worldwide conservation of sharks through science, education, influence and action.
We work at national and international levels to secure policy change and ensure implementation to safeguard sharks.
How can we create positive change for sharks?
GOVERNMENTS – need to make changes in policy, collaborate and enforce laws to ensure good practice.
INDUSTRY – need to drive sustainable practice and responsible trade for shark products and seafood.
SCIENTISTS – need to provide an evidence base for conservation planning and fisheries management.
NGO’s & CHARITIES – need to provide specialist advice, communicate, campaign and work together for change. We believe collaboration and partnership is vital to safeguarding shark, skate and ray populations around the world.
The Shark Trust Goals
Shark conservation is a global problem and needs global solutions. All of our projects, campaigns and policy actions aim to drive progress towards three key goals:
Fisheries Management: manage fisheries for sustainability to prevent declines in currently non-threatened species
Responsible Trade: control the trade and push for responsible consumption of shark products
Species Protection: protecting vulnerable species through strict controls and conservation planning
How do we achieve our goals?
To achieve our goals we work with the following tools:
Policy Advocacy: We work at national and international levels to secure policy change and ensure implementation to safeguard sharks.
Stakeholder Engagement: We work with the fishing industry and business to achieve pragmatic change.
Public Engagement: We provide inspiring education, targeted communication and accurate information about sharks, skates and rays.
Citizen Science: We create projects that encourage people to get involved and record data to support shark research and conservation.