SCS is not primarily a campaigning organisation. Most of our conservation successes have come as direct results of our expeditions. Our expeditions and the data gathered on them have helped achieve legislation protecting the Great White Shark in the Adriatic, the Green Sawfish in Qatar and Bahrain, and nursery areas in the Adriatic and the Gulf etc. etc.
However when we see opportunities to initiate campaigns, or join existing campaigns that are relevant to our work and expertise we will do so.
We are liaising with the Home Office to whom we are proposing changes to the current system which allows those with no experience to catch and tag sharks. We are involved in the Save Bantamsklip campaign in South Africa which is a campaign trying to prevent a nuclear power station being built which would threaten the Dyer Island Shark Sanctuary.
The Society has started to collate its 'UK Thresher Shark Database' which will be the first such dataset to exist, and which will be relevant to migratory species being taken into account as Marine Protected Areas are set up.
In addition to the aforementioned SCS is a member of the Shark Alliance and when asked to do so actively supports campaigns conducted by the Alliance.