Countries have voted to limit the international shark trade, but this fails to account for the diversity in fishing contexts around the world.
Sharks have been around for more than 400 million years — but not all sharks are equally resilient to changes around them. Why do some groups thrive, while others dwindle?
A high seas treaty could help rebuild populations – but time is running out.
Historically, basking sharks were caught as bycatch in New Zealand fisheries and seen in their hundreds in some inshore areas. They have disappeared and we don’t know why.
Poor management of the oceans, including the killing of crucial marine predators, could result in more greenhouse gasses.
Sharks were a major talking point at the CITES conference this year and their protection has been expanded to cover new species.