Factsheets and Briefings

New Report: Illegal fishing for sharks usually involves finning. Thousands of sharks are known to be killed illegally each year for their fins. To download a new HSI report on illegal shark finning, presented to CITES CoP15, and detailing numerous seizures of illegal shark products, click here (PDF).

New Study:  This study reviews the documented changes in exploited elasmobranch communities in coastal, demersal, and pelagic habitats, and synthesizes the effects of sharks on their prey and wider communities. To download the document, click here (PDF).