OPS is working to protect sharks and rays worldwide.
Unsustainable fisheries threaten sharks and rays worldwide.
Millions of sharks and rays are caught by targeted fisheries annually for their meat, fins, and other products. Millions more may be caught incidentally (accidentally) as bycatch in industrial and traditional fisheries targeting other fish species.Learn more
Racing Extinction exposed the largest whale shark slaughterhouse in China. The film details the global shark fin trade, estimated in the millions of dollars. Many shark species have declined by more than 90 percent.Watch
Through our collaborations with partners, policy makers, and front-line defenders, we champion a more humane and sustainable future.View Campaigns