Take action and help end uncontrolled Mako Shark fishing – #Divers4Makos.

Project AWARE

Project AWARE – #Divers4Makos

Sign the petition and help end uncontrolled Mako shark fishing now!

 

Who: Project AWARE – a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers and divers.

Where: Global campaign | Offices in USA, UK, Australia

What: Join Project AWARE and its Shark League partners and add your name to the #Divers4Makos petition:

“We urge top fishing nations – the EU (particularly Spain and Portugal), US, Japan, Morocco and Canada – are urged to prohibit the retention of Atlantic shortfin Mako sharks immediately, as advised by ICCAT scientists, and push for an Atlantic-wide ban at the November 2018 ICCAT meeting. These nations need to be encouraged to begin rebuilding the under stress Mako North Atlantic population.”

Help protect Mako sharks – sign the petition today.

The Shark League

The Shark League includes Shark Advocates International, Shark Trust, Ecology Action Centre and Project AWARE. It focuses on the conservation of sharks and rays because of their inherent vulnerability to overfishing. Protecting these species in the Mediterranean and Atlantic is the coalition’s primary goal given their exceptionally dire status.  Together they want to advance ground breaking safeguards for sharks and rays at specific Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs).

ICCAT is the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas is an intergovernmental organization responsible for the management and conservation of tuna and tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas.

Take action with Project AWARE

Project AWARE are constantly coming up with new ways to help protect the ocean. Here are some of their latest campaigns to support:

  • Dive Against Debris: Find out how you can help clean up the ocean’s coral reefs, one dive at a time.
  • Adopt A Dive Site: Are you a dive instructor, dive centre or resort who wants to take your Dive Against Debris survey efforts to the next level? Adopt a Dive Site to help protect your favourite local dive site.
  • #noexcuseforsingleuseTake the pledge and say no to single use plastics.

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