New protection for sharks postponed

Article Summary:

Science Insider reports on an attempt by conservationists to get the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), to add sharks to its management list. The organization has just concluded its annual meeting in Agadir, Morocco and has not added sharks, but has agreed to potentially open its treaty to new species in future. This could include sharks. ICCAT currently manages 30 species, including swordfish, marlin, and other tunalike species and does not currently set catch limits for sharks. It is hoped that they may do so in future.