Chondrichthyans in Crisis: Conserving Sharks, Rays, and Chimaera 

August 9, 2021Lu Shegay

Institute of Animal Law of Asia successfully held the webinar with Erika Techera, the Professor of Law of The University of Western Australia. This webinar is the public event under the project "Enhancing Legal Regulations for Aquatic Animals in Kazakhstan," the project of our Managing Director within the Global Ambassador Program.

Some sharks, rays, and chimaera are top predators, and others are harmless filter feeders, but most are poorly understood. Yet it is known that many of them play an important role in our marine ecosystems but are under increasing pressure, largely from fishing. In this presentation, Erika introduced these amazing animals, outlined their importance and conservation status, and explored threats to them, as well as explained the laws for their conservation and management.

Please see the resources here.

Erika Techera specializes in international and comparative environmental law with a particular focus on Indo-Pacific oceans governance. Erika has been researching and writing about shark law and policy for over a decade. She has published over 100 papers/chapters including many on shark conservation. She is the co-author of International Law of Sharks (Brill, 2017) and co-editor of Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management (Routledge, 2014).

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