Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Nigel Barker Supports The Shark-Free Marina Initiative

From television's Nigel Barkers blog this week:

Shark overfishing is a serious problem, which threatens the very health of our oceans.

Beginning this month, The Guy Harvey Foundation, The Humane Society of the United Sates and I have teamed up with the Shark-Free Marina Initiative to encourage hundreds of marinas throughout the US and the Bahamas to go ‘Shark-Free” in efforts of saving tens of thousands of sharks each year.

Shark finning and commercial fishing are responsible for the majority of worldwide shark mortality figures, causing these incredible, yet much-maligned creatures to disappear at an alarming rate.

It’s time to take a stand and set an example of sensible conservation that can be globally respected and repeated. There are many good fishermen out there who respect the oceans and know that in order to preserve their way of life for future generations, we all need to become more aware of our actions and the results they may cause.

The SFMI’s singular purpose is to reduce shark mortality. By certifying sport fishing and resort marinas as ‘Shark-Free,’ we can prohibit any shark from landing at these docks, therefore saving lives.

For more information on the initiative, please click here.