Thursday, September 3, 2009

Grove Isle Marina, Miami - Shark Free Marina

Today the Grove Isle Marina in Miami Florida registered as a Shark-Free Marina. In an area so well known for recreational fishing and it’s yachting and boating industry we felt it important to feature their establishment.

The 111 slip marina is in the heart of Miami's Coconut Grove. It features luxury amenities due to it’s adjacent resort and six docks including one frequented by recreational fishing boats. Thanks to the managers’ forward thinking each of the slips will now feature a Shark-Free Marina sign on it’s gated entry.

Tim, an employee at the marina told us why their facility in particular decided to register:

Our marina is special in that it is frequented by Nurse Sharks (ed. a harmless species of shark frequently caught by recreational fisherman). Whenever I dive in the marina I see the nurses and we are aware how vulnerable they are to just a few hooks in the water. Also our surrounding waters have a lot of threatened species of sharks and we want to play our part in protecting them.

We’d like to say our kudos to the Grove Isle Marina and pass on our hopes that local businesses, boaters and fishermen support their facility.

Visit the marina at:
Grove Isle Marina

4 Grove Isle Dr
Miami, FL 33133 (USA)

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