Joint Press Release on the reoccurring incidents of Great White
Shark landings in Tunisia
Tunisia 25th of November 2020
Two unfortunate incidents took place recently in Tunisia, where 2 individuals of Great White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) were landed and sold in the local markets. The sharks were captured as bycatch. This follows other such incidents reported in 2018, 2015, 2013, 2012 and 2009. Landings of White Sharks contravene the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) measure protecting this species and all other shark and ray species listed on Annex II of the Barcelona Convention Protocol concerning the Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean.