BlueShark conservation is a Belgian not-for-profit (facto) organization focusing on ocean and shark conservation, using well directed projects and photography to raise awareness and promote change. BlueShark conservation initiates grassroots projects and aims to be of assistance and to cooperate with national and international NGO’s during their ocean or shark conservation campaigns. BlueShark conservation also raises awareness by donating photographic materials, publishing articles and hosting shark conservation talks and lessons.
The name BlueShark conservation was chosen in honor of the mysterious and beautiful blue shark species, which is arguably the species most affected by the shark fin trade. The blue shark used to be the most abundant large shark species in our oceans and while they are currently not the most endangered, their numbers have declined dramatically. The blue shark is the most harvested shark species within the European Union. No less than 80% of all sharks landed in the EU are blue sharks. They are also a major bycatch species for long lining and driftnet fisheries and as their meat is not very tasteful, they often become the victim of “shark finning”.
Great British Oceans is a coalition of leading conservation and environmental organisations is calling on the UK Government to take action to protect special areas of significant environmental importance – by establishing some of the largest, fully protected marine reserves on earth
1. The Pitcairn Islands
2. Ascension Island
3. The South Sandwich Island
As well as taking steps to protect marine areas around the UK mainland, we also need urgent action to safeguard the waters surrounding our Overseas Territories. We can act now to secure our national marine heritage before the incredible biodiversity in our waters is lost, leaving a lasting global legacy for our oceans and for future generations.
"This book was written to be a light-hearted & useful guide to making your dive experiences easier, more enjoyable & by doing so make them simply more fun.
Personally, I made lots of silly mistakes both above & below water. Simple mistakes such as the minefield that all of us encounter when it comes to buying equipment for the first time. Only to later realise that what you’ve bought isn’t suitable for the diving that you want to do. Or that it is simply unnecessary or worst still that you do not know how to use it properly or indeed safely."
An initiative of the Shark Trust
No Limits? appeals to Shark Trust supporters and the wider public to support the adoption of science-based catch limits for No Limits? species, before it’s too late and today’s commercial shark species follow other previously abundant Atlantic stocks into collapse. Don’t forget that although the campaign focusses on EU fishing vessels this is a global issue, which will affect shark populations worldwide.
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