Thursday, March 19, 2009

Big Teeth, Big Bucks - Industry Media

Millions of sharks are killed every year by shark nets, recreational anglers and commercial fisheries. Many of the last use only the valuable fins, cutting them off and throwing the definned sharks back in the water — sometimes still alive. It’s the sharks that should be afraid.

Today's homerun media article comes from South Africa and Jennifer Stern who wrote an in-depth expose on commercial shark diving in the region. Pulling few punches she details the humble beginnings of a unique industry that lead the current global demand. The few early pioneers in 2000 who, as it turns out in some cases on a "wing and a prayer" built the foundations of what we have today.

Kudos to Jennifer for the article, makes for fine reading.