International cooperation as Sharkproject's third mission

International Cooperation

Our task as administrative department of Sharkproject International: networking – supporting – informing.
What may sound simple means a lot of work for many active members. But what exactly is International Cooperation? We would like to introduce that to you in more detail here.

First, there is a team of committed people behind it who care deeply about shark and marine conservation.

While the national organizations and ambassadors of Sharkproject focus on the tasks in their countries, Sharkproject International, with its administrative department International Cooperation (IC), takes up international networking and cooperation with other organizations.

As an important pillar of Sharkproject, International Cooperation expands the reach of Sharkproject as a marine conservation organization and supports international campaigns by building coalitions and taking over partner communication with NGOs. IC is always on the lookout for potential new cooperation topics and cultivates trusting partnerships with national and international NGOs.

Trade ban

EU Citizens' Initiative: Stop Finning - Stop the Trade

Supporter of the EU Citizens' Initiative

Finspire Change UK

Supporters of Shark Guardian's campaign: import and export of shark fins in UK

Fly without Fins

Campaign against the transport of shark fin by airlines

Fins Naturally Attached

Demand to the RFMOs

Sharkproject is an accredited observer to ICCAT & IOTC and a member of the NGO Tuna Forum.

Fin Free MSC

Finning in MSC certified fisheries? Impossible you would think!

Fisheries reform

High time for a fisheries turnaround

Drastic by-catch restrictions must fundamentally change industrial fisheries

MSC - Make Stewardship Count

The best-known eco-label for sustainable fishing does not deliver what it promises. Call to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to comply with regulations

Retention ban for Mako

The Mako shark could be saved by decisive protective measures in the Atlantic. But the EU Commission is blocking.

IUU & Exploitation

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing

IUU fishing endangers marine ecosystems worldwide and is a major threat to the livelihoods of many people

Human rights in fisheries

Not only marine life such as sharks are threatened by fishing, the rights of people working in the fishing industry must also be protected

Marine protected areas

30% by 2030

30X30 is a call to action to protect at least 30% of the world's oceans by 2030

Ocean Flotilla

Member of the OneOcean Flotilla — a network of over 89 NGOs from 27 countries

Sharkproject as part of RISE UP – a blue call to action

The ocean is the basis of all life on our planet. It ensures our survival, so it is time to stand up for its protection.

Ocean Resilience

Deep-Sea Mining - An Environmental Disaster in the Making

Sharkproject: Partner of National and International Coalitions against Deep-Sea Mining

Fight against harmful fisheries subsidies

Overfishing is the greatest threat to shark stocks in the world's oceans. And yet this is precisely what is being promoted every year with billions of dollars in the form of harmful subsidies.

IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature

As part of the world's largest environmental network, we are committed to protecting sharks and their habitat.

Blue Carbon – The ocean our best friend

We owe every second breath to the ocean, and at the same time it absorbs a third of the CO₂ we emit. This shows how important it is for our survival.

Are you looking for the latest information & and what is currently going on in the field of fisheries and cooperations? Or would you like to watch a summary of one of our live talks or reports?

Here you will find the latest articles, news, reports, actions and reports from the blog. Everything new on the topic of INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Newest articles

Sharkproject at the ICCAT 23rd Special Session

„Business as usual“ but partial victory for Southern shortfin mako

IOTC 2022

26th Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission does not achieve improvements for either sharks nor tuna

Shark Guardian 2022

Sharkproject honors Mexican researcher Edgar Mauricio Hoyos Padilla as “Shark Guardian”

The 27th Session of the Commission of ICCAT is over!

What has been achieved in respect to shark conservation in the Atlantic? Which important improvements have failed again?

Comment on ICCAT meeting for Makosharks

Intersessional Meeting once again failed to agree on a retention ban for shortfin mako sharks but still claims to make progress