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Mar. 21/12

Thanks to all your hard work lobbying MEPs, signing petitions and shouting out for sharks, we are making good progress in closing loopholes in the European ban on shark finning.

With more than 165,000 petition signatures calling on EU Fisheries Ministers to make the push to protect sharks from finning and over-exploitation, your voice is being heard loud and clear!

The European Commission finally produced a proposal during 2011 requiring all sharks to be landed with “fins naturally attached” to update the current ban (one of the weakest in the world).

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Feb. 23/12

Sharks are among the most threatened of marine species worldwide due to unsustainable overfishing. They are primarily killed for their fins to fuel the growing demand for shark fin soup, which is an Asia delicacy. A new study by University of Miami (UM) scientists in the journal Marine Drugs has discovered high concentrations of BMAA in shark fins, a neurotoxin linked to neurodegenerative diseases in humans including Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig Disease (ALS).

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Date: 
Mar. 31/12
Location: 
Fiji
Fiji
18° 0' 0" N, 179° 30' 0" E

 

 

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Feb. 01/12

During 2011, Brendon Sing worked his way across Asia, speaking with international schools, national environmental conferences and learning institutes about the importance of shark species, why they’re in trouble and what we can do about it.

In October 2011, after visiting many schools in Bangkok and Thailand, Brendon Sing embarked in a UK Tour and launched his Shark Guardian campaign in the UK.

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Jan. 18/12

Paris, also known as the capital of love, was the perfect location to share our passion for ocean protection! And believe me love was definitely in the air from 13 to 16 January at the International PARIS Dive Show 2012!

From a Wedding sponsored by PADI to spreading the shark love, the Paris Dive Show was a huge success! MORE
Nov. 15/11

When Project AWARE called on the diving community to shout out for sharks during Big Shark Shout Out week 15 - 23 Ocbober, Coral Grand Divers in Koh Tao, Thailand responded to the call and put a 3 steps plan together to help give sharks a fighting chance.

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Oct. 23/11

SYDNEY, Australia - "This year may be remembered as the 'summer of the shark hunt'," stated Christopher Neff, University of Sydney doctoral research student studying the politics of shark attacks.

Neff added, "Shark bites are terrible events and for a third time this year Western Australia has endured another tragedy. But there is no evidence that shark hunts reduce the risk to swimmers," stated Neff.

The Western Australian Government's authorized shark hunt this past weekend represents the fifth reported shark hunt in 2011.

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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. 13/11

Project AWARE will once again be attending DIVE 2011 at the Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in the UK, which is taking place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2011.

Visitors to this year's NEC Birmingham Dive Show will find more than 300 exhibitors taking part but Project AWARE will most likely be the loudest. Why? We will be shouting our lungs out for sharks!

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Oct. 10/11

As part of the new focus on shark conservation, Project AWARE just launched a new distinctive specialty course: AWARE Shark Conservation Diver.

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