Ban the Trade in Shark Fins

Ban the Trade in Shark Fins

Every year tens of millions of sharks are butchered solely for their fins. In many instances the fins are cut off while the shark is alive, it is then thrown back into the sea to drown. (photo – Sea Shepherd) This inhumane practice was well documented by Rob...
A Guide to Best Practices for Shark and Ray Tourism

A Guide to Best Practices for Shark and Ray Tourism

With one in four species of shark and ray threatened with extinction the World Wildlife Fund and the Manta Trust thru Project Aware has made available a Guide to Best Practices for Shark and Ray Tourism. The goal is to give you a set of guidelines enabling you to make...
Support Scientists That Support MPAs

Support Scientists That Support MPAs

There is an on-going attack on science and there is an attack on the scientists that support science. Most recently we have seen the Trump Administration seek to roll back Obama’s initiatives that created and expanded Marine Protected Areas or MPAs. While at the...
First-Ever World Tuna Day – May 2, 2017

First-Ever World Tuna Day – May 2, 2017

After 5 years of persistent campaigning in the Pacific region by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), the United Nations General Assembly voted in December 2016 to officially observe World Tuna Day, beginning May 2, 2017.  Word Tuna Day does not encourage eating...