Press Release Important Shark & Ray Areas (ISRAs)

Putting the sharks on the map of the Mediterranean!

iSea had the pleasure to host 26 global and regional experts within the five-day workshop on Important Shark and Ray Areas (ISRAs), organized by the IUCN Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group.

During the workshop over 180 experts contributed online and in person to the process of mapping critical habitats for sharks, rays, and chimaeras in the region, based on the best available science to identify regions across global waters most critical for the long term survival of the species.

From these, 85 are now candidate ISRAs and will undergo an evaluation by an Independent Review Panel before they are finalized.

In addition, the participants visited the auction market of Nea Michaniona and were informed about the shark and ray species that are caught, landed and sold in the area, while with the support of SANI Resort they visited Sani, where they were informed about the area and our collaboration.

Find out more about the aims and outcomes of the workshop here.