Sharks are balancing on the brink and our aim is to protect them from overfishing – targeted fisheries, bycatch and finning – before it’s too late.
As shark populations continue to plummet, scuba divers remain some of sharks’ most dedicated advocates. Project AWARE and scuba divers like you, are demanding changes in policy and fisheries management to permanently protect these species and we’re taking action in our own communities.
During the Big Shark Shout Out, October 15 – 23, a global movement of scuba divers are pulling out all the stops for sharks! Here’s how:
1. Sign the Shark Petitions – by collecting petition signatures, divers can pressure leaders to close shark finning loopholes and provide greater trade protections for vulnerable shark species. Two important petitions need your voice this October: Shark Alliance’s Unfinished Business and Project AWARE’s Give Sharks a Chance. Please sign them both and run your own signature drives online.
2. Take or Teach the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Distinctive Specialty – to become a passionate shark conservation advocate and take action for shark protection.
3. Create a local shark shout out wall of support or donate for shark protection initiatives today!
Check out a one-minute video that tells the story of Sharks in Peril: http://ow.ly/6T2ds and visit http://www.projectaware.org/project/big-shark-shout-out for more details on Project AWARE’s Big Shark Shout Out Week.