Action & Events

Hammerhead and Silky Sharks Need Your Help

January 19, 2016

Please urge Costa Rica to take a leadership role at the upcoming Convention on Migratory Species meeting. The fate of magnificent sharks hangs in the balance.

Costa Rica: Don’t Break Promises to Protect Endangered Sea Turtles and Sharks

October 30, 2015

Costa Rica used to be known as the shining beacon in protecting our oceans. But now, the new Costa Rican President is threatening to roll back protections for endangered sea turtles and sharks.


Costa Rica Wins 2016 SHARK ENEMY AWARD

February 1, 2016

SHARKPROJECT introduced the winner of this year's SHARK ENEMY award - Costa Rica. This dishonor is the only shark protection "award" of its kind in th...

Turtle Island Calls to End California’s Driftnet Fishery

January 26, 2016

The ocean and marine conservation organization, Turtle Island Restoration Network launched a new campaign to call for a phase out of California’s dr...

New Study Shows Toll of Illegal Fishing on Sharks and Ray Species at Cocos Island National Park in Costa Rica

March 26, 2015

A new study published this week in Conservation Biology (available here) investigates Costa Rica’s ability to adequately enforce and protect it’s ...


Sharks Resources

  • Driftnet Overview


    Read our new report on California’s driftnet fishery, a small fleet of roughly 20 active vessels that set nets the siz...

  • Whale Shark Fact Sheet

    Photo by Jonathan R. Green (CDF/ DPNG)

    Whale sharks are the world’s largest fish and can grow up to 20m in length. They are found worldwide in tropical and t...

  • Driftnet Bill Fact Sheet (2014)

    CA Driftnet Fact Sheet

    Protect Whales, Dolphins and Sea Turtles, Support AB 2019