Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sharks

10 comments:

Ila France Porcher said...

What a wonderful initiative! I hope that these ideas catch on and are used to the benefit of sharks by all of us who feel they deserve fair treatment. Please feel free to use the Year of the Shark logo in connection with it if you like.

reefannie said...

Great idea! Let's get started. We need to be the voices for the animals.

The Sharkman said...

This is a great initiative. You should consider joining the YEAR OF THE SHARK 2009 http://www.year-of-the-shark-2009.org
We need people like you.

Also you should advertise our Manifesto http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Boycott-Shark-Week.

Sharky said...

We got your back.

DaShark said...

We fully support this, great idea!

What should be added are some simple procedural rules for the operators, e.g.:

- minimum due diligence requirements (e.g. find out who's the producer/cinematographer, what is his filmography, what's the script etc)

- minimum diving skills of anybody involved

- minimum diving protocols (e.g. always retain full control of your dive site in terms of what happens there at any time, don't change established protocols, take charge of all safety aspects etc)

- make sure u have a say/look @ the finished product

I could probably come up with some more but you get the gist - just common sense stuff any responsible operator should observe anyway.

Anonymous said...

Great job in making sure shark week is about attacks.
If you don't want to take them on your boats they will just do some more re-creations of attacks.
After all that's what the public wants to see attacks, attacks, attacks.

Duncan said...

Fantastic idea. Let's let people see what sharks are really like (the ones that are left).

Shark Diver said...

Thanks to all who have emailed us off line and called us as well!

This has legs so we'll be going next steps. Expect a first draft "Contract" this week and as always taking calls and suggestions.

Anonymous said...

Although Shark Week has become boring with repetition i cant really say that you can go without discussing attacks in general. Part of the attraction to shark news, stories, etc is the attacks themselves. Can they be over dramatic? Sure. But in the end thats what people want to see and hear about because that is what is interesting to them.

Anonymous said...

What about the constant ads during shark week that tell the statistics about how much death of sharks man has caused. Apparently they're still for shark fishing?