Sri Lankan fishermen have been documented illegally fishing for sharks within the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). Using fisher-based surveys, this project seeks to understand why they undertake these long and often risky journeys.

Social drivers for illegal shark fisheries 1

We have published three publications as part of this research:

This research is collaboration between the University of Exeter, Zoological Society of London and Oceanswell and is funded by the Bertarelli Foundation. To learn more about the work that we have accomplished through this project, please click here to view the Bertarelli Foundation’s Annual Report for 2022.

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