Who We Are
The IUCN SSG is a group of 171 experts from 55 countries distributed among 12 regional groups (roughly reflecting FAO fishing areas) in the fields of shark biology, conservation, management, fisheries and taxonomy connected by their joint goal to promote the sustainable use, wise management and conservation of all sharks, rays and chimaeras.
To promote the long-term conservation of the world's sharks and related species (the skates, rays and chimaeras), effective management of their fisheries and habitats, and, where necessary, the recovery of their populations.
What We Do
Members of the SSG work together to assess the threat status of sharks, rays and chimaeras, collate knowledge into scientific publications and reports and to give independent science-based advice to decision makers and management authorities.