Shark Free Marinas

I could get behind this… Shark Free Marina’s sounds like a good idea.  Basically, it lets folks know that your marina doesn’t support the harvest of sharks.

Therefore, the Guy Harvey Foundation, The Humane Society of the United States, and various other organizations have teamed up with the Shark-Free Marina Initiative (SFMI) for a singular, historic purpose: to reduce worldwide shark mortality. SFMI certifies sport fishing and resort marinas as ʻShark-Freeʼ thereby prohibiting any shark from being landed at their dock. The SFMI team is being advised by Dr. Bob Hueter, Director of Shark Research at the Mote Marine Laboratory and John Le Coq, co-founder of Fishpond USA.

via Fly Rod and Reel’s Blogs: Conservation – 2010 October – Shark Free Marinas – by Ted Williams.

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  1. Oyster replenishment schemes in the Chesapeake Bay have been set back by swarms of cow nose rays that decimated the replanted oyster beds. This is attributed to the diminished shark population in the bay.

  2. Sounds about right… senseless slaughter is something I just don’t get.

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