In 2011, The Bahamas became the second country in the region to take action to protect its shark populations.  “The Bahamian sanctuary was created by adding an amendment to the Fisheries Resources (Jurisdiction and Conservation) Act (Chapter 244) to prohibit commercial shark fishing along with the sale, importation and export of shark products.”  Read more  . . . Bahamas Acts to Protect Sharks

The campaign was led by The Bahamas National Trust in partnership with the PEW Environment Group and support from partner agencies including BREEF.

BREEF continues to promote shark conservation and the Bahamian Shark Sanctuary through a series of initiatives including youth education, public awareness and key stakeholder consultation.