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About Us


The Atlantic Shark Institute is a Rhode Island based nonprofit, tax exempt charitable organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are a shark research organization dedicated to using cutting-edge research techniques and proven methodologies to answer questions on a wide variety of sharks species.. We also partner with the Atlantic’s best shark scientists and researchers in an open and collaborative way to leverage the best that everyone has to share. The result is a unique model that allows us to play a critical role in the research, management, conservation and awareness of large predatory sharks in the Atlantic region.

"Shark Health is Ocean Health, and Ocean Health is Our Health." ™

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Our Mission

Our mission, and that of our science partners, is to do the highest quality shark research to help manage and conserve these magnificent animals. While estimates vary depending on the source, more than 100 million sharks are reportedly killed annually worldwide. For many species, harvests are not sustainable and an alarming number of species are considered vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered as a result. The Atlantic Shark Institute leads and funds research on shortfin mako, great white, blue, porbeagle, common thresher, spinner, blacktip and many other species of sharks with the singular goal of answering questions critical to their protection and sustainability.

Unique in the world of shark research, our funded scientists work in an open and collaborative way to fully leverage the opportunities before them. Working toward a common goal, they can get more done, more efficiently and with results that are broader than would otherwise be the case. Doing so answers critical questions about sustainability, habitat, conservation, and policy that will ensure these apex predators are protected and managed in a responsible and logical manner.

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