shark conservation

Date: 
Oct. 28/11
Location: 
Action Scuba
151A Cartier
Pointe-Claire (Montreal) H9R1M1
Canada
45° 26' 16.9152" N, 73° 49' 35.8428" W

We have started a campaign to encourage the City of Montreal to adopt legislation banning the sale of shark fin products in Montreal.

Please support our efforts by signing the petition, which we will present to the City at the end of November.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/469/717/400/

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Date: 
Nov. 17/11
Location: 
AQUARIA-KLCC
KLCC
Kuala Lumpor
Malaysia
3° 9' 30.0312" N, 101° 42' 49.4748" E

Aquaria KLCC is joining with TRACC, Shark Savers Malaysia and others to launch a save the sharks campaign.  Exhibits, displays, information & a school programme will all be used to raise awareness of the shark crisis.  The campaign ultimately aims to change the law in Malaysia to add sharks to the protected species list.

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Oct. 03/11

The Marshall Islands government has created the world's largest shark sanctuary, covering nearly two million sq km (750,000 sq miles) of ocean.

The Pacific republic will ban trade in shark products and commercial shark fishing throughout its waters.

Tourism, including diving, is a staple of the Marshall Islands archipelago, which is home to just 68,000 people.

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Jun. 27/11

Shark populations over the last 50 years have decreased dramatically. From habitat degradation to overfishing and finning, human activities have affected their populations and made certain species all but disappear.

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Date: 
Apr. 01/11
Location: 
All dive sites on the planet 6° 0' 0" N, 116° 0' 0" E

Global Shark Survey

The Global Shark Survey is extracting diver observation data from the records stored in dive log books around the world. Simple records, hours underwater, sharks seen, when & where.  Remember zero sharks seen is a very significant number - send us all the dives where you did NOT see sharks.

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On Thursday 19th May 2011, we took our shark petition to the streets of Bristol City Centre. We had so much fun! PADI colleagues and Phil from West Country Divers, a local dive center, also joined us. We asked as many Broadmead shoppers as possible to sign the Project AWARE "Give Sharks a Fighting Chance" petition campaign. The response was great and even though some people didn't want to sign it, we managed to, if not change their minds, at least make them think about the plight of our sharks.

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