Great news for shark and ray conservation in the Caribbean (SPAW-STAC)
The first cross-border protective management in a Wider Caribbean context for elasmobranch species. In March 2017 it was officially decided to protect eight shark and ray species under the international Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol following a proposal by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in cooperation with a team of shark experts. The SPAW protocol is the only cross-border legislative instrument for nature conservation in the Wider Caribbean Region.
Text from Save Our Sharks website
This news article was published in BioNews 2-2017
BioNews is produced by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.