Shark Advocates International (SAI) is dedicated to conserving some of the ocean's most vulnerable, valuable, and neglected animals - the sharks. With the benefit of nearly two decades of achievement on the front lines of shark fishing and trade debates, SAI provides leadership in advancing science-based national and international policies to protect endangered species of sharks (and closely related rays), limit fishing and trade, and strengthen bans on “finning” (slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea). SAI works nimbly and efficiently in the toughest policy arenas, defending existing safeguards, and promoting the next most significant and urgently needed measures. Driven by a deep commitment to speaking up for the sharks, we specialize in building support for common conservation goals among diverse stakeholders (including other conservation groups, scientists, diving associations, animal welfare organizations, and fishermen) and appealing to governments on behalf of coalitions. With a premium on accuracy and perseverance, SAI works to both communicate the plight of sharks, and to channel the resulting public concern into concrete, long-lasting conservation action.

Director: 
Sonja Fordham
Media Contact: 
Liz Morley
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