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Blue shark Prionace glauca swimming near Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Peninsula, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo: Joost van Uffelen / WWF

Sharks and rays an overview of major catchers, traders, and species

Blue shark Prionace glauca swimming near Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Peninsula, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo: Joost van Uffelen / WWF

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Published 11th September 2019

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Almost 600,000 metric tonnes of sharks and rays caught each year by world’s top 20 catchers

A TRAFFIC study released today has identified the world’s top 20 shark and ray catchers and traders, who collectively account for some 80% of global reported catch averaged by year between 2007–2017.

An overview of major shark and ray catchers, traders, and species

Report author(s):
Nicola Okes, Glenn Sant

Publication date:
September 2019


Notes:

1 CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

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