Shark protection plan for the Dutch Caibbean EEZ

I.J.M. van Beek, A.O. Debrot, P.A. Walker, I. Kingma

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Shark populations have steeply declined worldwide due to unsustainable overexploitation and in this the Caribbean region is no exception. Since the 1990s many initiatives have been developed to protect the most threatened species. Sharks play an important ecological role in tropical marine ecosystems and represent an important economic potential in the context of ecotourism. As the Netherlands has traditionally shown strong international leadership and commitment in biodiversity protection, a key ambition of the new Dutch Caribbean Nature Policy Plan 2013-2017, developed jointly with the Dutch Caribbean islands, is the effective implementation of shark protection.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Helder
Number of pages104
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES Wageningen UR


  • sharks
  • animal protection
  • telemetry
  • marine ecology
  • caribbean

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