What do you know about the Shark Trust?

It was established in 1997 and is the only UK registered charity working to advance the worldwide conservation of sharks through scienceeducationinfluence and action.  The Trust undertakes a range of projectscampaigns and policy work to ensure the survival of this integral apex predator of our oceans.

It’s also a founder member of the Shark Alliance, a campaign dedicated to restoring and conserving shark populations by improving European fishing policy, and a member of the Secretariat of the European Elasmobranch Association, which comprises of member organisation’s involved in chondricthyan (sharkskate, ray and chimaera) conservation and research.
The Trust is in favour of sustainably managed fisheries and works with both commercial and recreational fishers and their representative organisations in a bid to secure a future for elasmobranch (shark, skate and ray) stocks.

It also work closely with a wide range of other specialist groups including divers, boat owners, politicians and the general public.  It provides a link between the public and scientific community, and strongly believes that raising public awareness about sharks is vital to their conservation.

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