NTOU devoted to conserving endangered marine creatures through international collaboration. NTOU, Georgia Aquarium, the USA(GAI,) and the Fisheries Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taiwan(TFRI, 行政院農業委員會水產試驗所) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU.) The partnership aimed to establish a long-term collaboration to study the biology and conservation threats faced by sharks and rays in Taiwanese national waters.
The MOU included research on population characterization, movement ecology, and biologically-significant habitats of CITES-listed sharks and rays. Supported by techniques of the Wildbook AI architecture, fixed acoustic array, and satellite tag tracking protected, the partnership intended to put marine protected area (MPA) advocacy and IUCN Red List assessments into practice.