This rapid assessment toolkit has been a collaboration between the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture (CSTFA) at James Cook University, Australia, the chapter authors who have given their time freely, and WWF.
This Angel Shark Conservation Strategy provides a framework for improved protection of the three Critically Endangered species present in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean. The Strategy aims to: improve the overall profile of angel sharks; increase the number of sightings reported; generate a better understanding of current distribution; contribute to IUCN Red List re-assessments and identify new collaboration opportunities to increase conservation action.
The Angelshark Action Plan for the Canary Islands was developed during the Angelshark Conservation Workshop held in June 2016. The aim of the Action Plan is to direct conservation action towards achieving a common Vision where Angelsharks in the Canary Islands are abundant and protected in their unique stronghold.