fin of a juvenile Short Fin Mako

Fin of a juvenile Shortfin Mako, Marocco 2023

“Prized for meat, fins, and sport, the shortfin mako is among the Atlantic’s most valuable and inherently vulnerable sharks. In 2019, the species was classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Endangered and listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Makos are fished across entire ocean basins by many nations. The North Atlantic shortfin mako population has been particularly depleted by overfishing. ICCAT scientists’ 2017 advice to prohibit retention was finally adopted at the 2021 ICCAT annual meeting. The ban represents the world’s first international mako catch limit”


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Title: fin of a juvenile Short Fin Mako