I have been working in shark and ray conservation since the late nineties. Sharks and rays belong in our oceans, but are heavily overfished in our North Sea. Together with three project partners: WWF NL, Sportvisserij Nederland and Blue Linked, we are working on a project with bred, tagged and released thornback rays as a pilot species. The collected data will be used for future projects. So far, our rays are doing great and travel along the coast!
Here you see me release a young thornback into the Eastern Schelde!
More on this project on our Dutch Shark Society website: