A presentation by David Roe, Project AWARE's Marine Conservation Officer, that shows how you can help protect our friends the sharks.
Sharks are in danger and divers can play a major role in their protection. Many shark populations have decreased by over 80% yet global demand for their fins and meat is driving them ever closer to extinction. Weak and lacking fishing regulations means the ocean is being emptied of sharks, and yet they play a crucial role in keeping our ocean healthy.
I love visiting Malaysia! Firstly everyone is so friendly. Secondly everyone is so generous.
During the recent Malaysia International Dive Expo, divers grabbed their pens and signed our Shark Petition - we collected over 700 signatures at the show. They also put their hands in their BCD's and together raised $1,000 for Project AWARE.
What was more encouraging was the passion of the Malaysian dive community to take action, support the new AWARE and be active.
Come and visit the PADI Booth at the Malaysia International Dive Expo. Project AWARE will be on hand to answer your questions, give you advice and support on your ocean protection projects and hand out shark tattoos, petitions, Dive Against Debris tools and much more.