Are you FINatical about Sharks?
Join the Race & Get Swimming to End Finning
The clock’s ticking for vanishing shark species. If you’re FINatical about sharks, join the Finathon and fundraise for their protection. July is Official Finathon Month or you can host an event at anytime of year to suit your scuba calendar.
What is the Finathon? Like a swimathon, fun run, cycle race or marathon – the Finathon is a great way to bring the community together, raise awareness and funds to support this unique cause. Or simply a FINtastic Instructor team builder for your dive centre.
Create your personal and team fundraising page today!
You can help Project AWARE:
Fight to stop shark finning
Insist on full protections for critically endangered sharks
Negotiate stronger policies to ensure a brighter future for all sharks
Why be FINatical about sharks with AWARE? Shark fishing is largely unregulated around the world. Overfishing, bycatch and finning – the slicing of sharks fining and throwing away the body at sea - kills thousands of sharks every day. Project AWARE has recently helped close loopholes in the EU finning ban and secure international trade protections for 8 of the world’s most vulnerable sharks and rays. But, to ensure the survival of sharks, stricter, enforceable controls are needed for more species at national, regional and global levels.
Take Action: Create your team or individual fundraising page and get started
- July 2013 - 154 Finathon Champions, 40 teams and 50 children under the age of 10 raised nearly $50,000 by swimming to end finning. Thank You!
- August 2013 - Finathon reaches fever pitch as divers swim 600km for sharks
For tips, tools and resources visit the Finathon Action Kit and get started today!