I would like to thank you for answering our questionnaires regarding the Socio-economic value of the shark-diving industry in Fiji. I would also like to thank you for granting us access to interview your costumers during our survey last year. Continue Reading …
ATTORNEY-GENERAL Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told guests last night at the launch of a locally shot shark conservation documentary, Shark Hope, that it would greatly assist government in its decisions on future policies regarding sharks.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum recommended the documentary to guests because it would provide them with a lot of information on the issue of shark conservation.Continue Reading …
Helen Sykes presented the Fiji Shark Awareness Campaign at the 2nd Fiji Conservation Science Forum on Thursday 14th September 2011.
Sharks have roamed our oceans since before the time of dinosaurs, but their long reign at the top of the ocean food chain may be ending. Overfishing has devastated shark populations around the globe and numerous studies have documented significant declines.
Fiji Shark Defenders is an offshoot of the globally renowned Shark Defenders and is dedicated to conducting shark conservation awareness in Fiji to protect these magnificent animals that play an important role in our marine ecosystems, our way of life and our Pacific culture.Continue Reading …
The campaign’s objective is to create a Fijian National Shark Sanctuary that would
- prohibit the commercial fishing of sharks throughout the entirety of the Fijian exclusive economic zone;
- prohibit the import and export of shark products in Fiji;
- prohibit the sale of shark products within Fiji;
- allow recreational catch and release of sharks; and
- allow the incidental, artisanal catch of sharks by citizens of Fiji, assuming the subsequent shark or shark products are not sold.