Thursday, October 29, 2009

SFMI: finally, the Signage!

New signs ready to be distributed to all supporting marinas, resorts and fishing boats in Fiji!
Funding was provided by
Project AWARE! The dock signs are printed and laminated on 0.080 Marine Grade aluminum to ensure resistance against the elements.

Shark-Free Marina Initiative has a singular purpose, to reduce worldwide shark mortality. We encourage shark conservation at sport fishing and resort marinas by prohibiting the landing of any shark at the participating marina. The SFMI works with marinas, fishermen and like minded non-profit groups to form community conscious policy and increase awareness of the need to protect our sharks, our ocean and our legacy.

Once again, big Kudos to everybody involved, especially Stuart of Matava who pretty much singlehandedly put Fiji on the map as being the planet's most progressive nation in terms of Shark conservation and also, modern eco-minded game fishing!

As in: Twenty-one participating marinas and game fishing operators compared to a measly six in the big and all-powerful US of A!

How's that for a turnout!
And, believe it or not: we ain't finished yet!


Tafa said...

Great work guys....

DaShark said...


Hey wanna be a hero and bring on board the SYC? How about that for a challenge... (:

Tafa said...

Humm... SYC.. I was actually thinking about them...

Let me do some digging and persuading and hopefully they will come aboard.