Members of our team work alongside the SSACN (Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network) with their native shark tagging programme. Shark tagging helps us to monitor native shark movements and understand better their distribution and migration. This information helps us to develop better conservation and fishing polices.
The ultimate aim of the tagging programme is to increase the amount of protected areas in the UK so that sharks can breed and increase their numbers. Native sharks face many threats including entanglement in fishing lines and nets, over fishing, being caught accidentally and being sold illegally.
Our displays curator is heavily involved with the Shark Tagging Programme. She goes shark tagging in Scotland twice a year and works hard – along with the rest of us – to raise money to pay for tagging equipment.
To get involved or enquire about helping us at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, please email: Josh.Saunders@merlinentertainments.biz