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Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo e Conservação de Elasmobrânquios


Portuguese Association for the Study and Conservation of Elasmobranchs

CETEMARES Building, Av. Porto de Pesca, 2520-630 Peniche, Portugal

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Sharks and rays, Protection of marine life, Advocacy, Sustainable fishing, Marine conservation awareness and education


APECE was founded with the aim of promoting the conservation and the study of sharks and rays (elasmobranchs) in Portugal. Their activities include: Lobbying for sustainable fisheries policies; Support for research and scientific projects that promote understanding of the effects that pollution has on sharks and rays; Implementing programmes and activities that promote public education and awareness of sharks and rays and conservation efforts on behalf of marine life.

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