The ocean provides 170 million tonnes of fisheries and aquaculture products for human use each year, accounting for 17% of animal protein consumed globally.
Two years and a lifetime ago when we embarked as a community on a horizon scan process to identify possible game changing issues that would shape tomorrow’s decisions on illegal wildlife trade (IWT), Africa was growing at 3-5% annually and the continent’s leaders had just signed the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement, setting out a path for free movement of goods and people across…
In 2018, I started studying shark and ray fisheries in Malvan, a fishing town on India’s west coast. I would visit the landing centre three times a week and record the sharks and rays present, which involved identifying the species (most of which have very minute differences between them), taking measurements of (often muddy and/or slimy) specimens and collecting fishing-related data from busy…
This World Oceans Day we take a look at some of the research ICCS team members are doing in order to protect our Oceans.
Hollie Booth's research focuses on understanding and balancing trade-offs for practical and ethical shark conservation in the coral triangle.
Her World Oceans Day message
With one million users joining platforms every day, co-authors of the first global horizon scan on illegal wildlife trade (IWT) call for further research into social media’s influence on wildlife trafficking networks and consumer behaviour.