Steve Bartkowski

Steve Bartkowski
"In my capacity hosting several popular outdoor television series, "Backroad Adventures” on TNN and "Suzuki's Great Outdoors” on ESPN, I have always maintained that we must all show respect and concern for wildlife resources and promote a strong commitment to conservation. Sharks are in serious trouble and need our help. I encourage marinas everywhere to work together to end the killing of sharks. The ocean environment simply cannot survive without this important predator. And, sharks are increasingly important to eco-tourism because they are worth much more alive than dead. According to a study undertaken by the Bahamas Diving Association, a dead shark is worth a couple of hundred dollars, while a live shark is worth $100,000 a year to the local community’s economy."
- Steve Bartkowski, December 2010