Atlantic Research and Conservation Centre (ShARCC)

The Worm lab was a founding member of the Sharks of the Atlantic Research and Conservation Centre (ShARCC), which has now developed into an NGO that conducts scientific research, develops new methods and educates others to conserve elasmobranch (sharks, skates and rays) species in the Atlantic. The goal of ShARCC is to promote elasmobranch conservation in the Atlantic through research, outreach and improved management, ultimately leading to the protection and recovery of these species. ShARCC aims to work together with shark fishermen to ensure the sustainable use of more productive species, while protecting the most vulnerable ones. To achieve our research goals we strive toward a coalition of academia, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

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