Securing a Future for Sawfish
Please complete our online survey to provide your information on sawfishes and to join the Sawfish Network:
Sawfishes are arguably the most threatened family of marine fishes in the world. The global populations of all seven sawfish species have experienced historic declines greater than 90% due to fisheries overexploitation (directed and bycatch) and habitat loss, and are consequently listed on the IUCN Red List as Critically Endangered. There is a very real risk that these unique species will be lost without urgent conservation action.
The IUCN Shark Specialist Group is currently developing a Global Sawfish Conservation Strategy that will provide an update on the status of sawfishes. It will also detail global-scale prioritized recommendations for meaningful research, education and conservation action and a roadmap for the development of regional conservation programmes to improve the status of sawfishes.
We welcome and greatly appreciate any information that you can provide, even if it is only to confirm that sawfishes are no longer present. To gather your interests and information we have created an online survey - (http://iucnshark.wufoo.com/forms/sawfish-status-review/).
Please contact IUCN SSG Program Officer Lucy Harrison (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any information on Sawfish or would like to discuss the project further.