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Terms and Conditions of Use

The following constitutes the Shark Friendly & Shark Free Marinas Terms and Conditions of Use. These are subject to change and may be modified at any time.

1. Use of name and logo

The names "Shark Friendly Marina" & "Shark Free Marina" and "Shark Friendly Marinas Initiative" are trademarks of the Shark Friendly Marinas Initiative and and may not be used by any organization for fund-raising or self beneficial publicity without written permission. The SFMI logo is also protected by the aforementioned provisions and may not be altered for any reason. Permission to use the logo or name may be granted by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Use of Shark Friendly & Shark Free Marina dock signs

The Shark Friendly & Shark Free Marina aluminum dock signs may not be printed or manufactured by any other organization than the Shark Free Marinas Initiative. We have provided printable signs free of charge which can be displayed in marina offices or windows in accordance with our Terms of Association. We appreciate your support but must insist that a marina registers with us to ensure our code of conduct is understood.

3. Linking to our website, blogs and media outlets

Supporters of the Shark Friendly Marinas Initiative may link to our website and resources. Direct block copies of our content may not be re-posted as original content for any reason. Please respect copyright laws by not re-using text or photos from this website and notice where we have linked to external sources where data is cited.

4. Media representation

No person may claim to represent the Shark Friendly Marinas Initiative, or brand, other than persons listed on our Advisory Board or who have been granted specific permission by the Managing Director or Director of Operations of SFMI. This provision does not prohibit our Regional Ambassadors from speaking to businesses. Media outlets should contact the Director, Pat Ragan, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any requests.

5. Use of video

The Shark Friendly & Shark Free Marina video is posted on YouTube and many other media outlets. As such it is public domain and may be linked to and commented on through these services. The SFMI does not grant permission for any editing of this video whatsoever (without written consent). Any such action will be answered with legal intent as is the right granted by the laws of copyright.