Shortfin mako shark numbers are plummeting, and overfishing is the biggest culprit. Like many shark species, makos have slow reproductive rates, with small litters and gestation periods up to 18 months.
Those long reproductive timelines make these sharks especially vulnerable – without our help, populations like the North Atlantic shortfin mako could continue to suffer from overfishing until they disappear altogether.
Take Action: Demand that the NOAA urge the U.S. government to put forward a plan to protect Mako sharks, before we lose these species!
Dear Andrew Lawler, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Fisheries:
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]