Monday, July 2, 2012

Radical Groups not welcome in Fiji

As an individual that has been working with Great White Sharks at Isla Guadalupe and involved in shark conservation for the last 10 years, I'm  frustrated with radical groups that hinder our efforts, in the interest of self promotion and producing "reality" television.

Oceanic White Tip
I'm happy to report that according to the Fiji Blog, the Fijian government has decided that  RADICAL GROUPS THAT DISRUPT LEGITIMATE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION NOT WELCOMED BY FIJI

It goes on to state that Radical international groups, such as the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, any similar organisation or any other related party, which seek to sensationalise esoteric fishing practices, including on so-called "reality television," do so for purposes of self-promotion at the expense of disrupting legitimate conservation work. These groups are not welcome in Fiji and will not be tolerated by Government.

The full statement

Thank you Fiji, both for making environmental protection a priority and realizing that legitimate environmental groups have nothing to do with those radicals.


Martin Graf
Dive Operations Manager
Shark Diver/Horizon
Isla Guadalupe, Mexico

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