We are so excited to announce that our Director, Catherine, is the recipient of a 2019 Save Our Seas Foundation Keystone Grant to support shark fisheries research in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines! Our research studies the scale and practices of the subsistence shark meat fishery to provide baseline data on what sharks are present in Vincentian waters and how many are interacting with the fishery. This type of data is crucial for improving conservation of shark populations throughout the southern Caribbean, and relies heavily on collaboration with local fishermen and managers. This project will also collect data on mercury contamination in shark meat across species and sizes of shark to better understand whether consumption of shark meat may threaten human health.
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