Today, we need your shark support more than ever. The Shark Friendly Marina Initiative has asked super rockstar and shark advocate Slash to help us spread the word about the increasing problem of shark harvest. We have created a brief but important PSA which will be distributed with the help of a SPARK, a widget that embeds this important message on social media streams. We hope you will be able to share this PSA through your social media contacts! Please see below how you can do this.
Recent data shows that more than 100,000,000 sharks are killed every year, a statistic that has increased since the last reliable data and requires action on every level. The Shark Friendly Marina Initiative is committed to working with public and private marinas and businesses to end the harvest at the docks. Recreational fishermen are on the whole quite aware of the decimation of shark stocks and responsibly practice catch and release fishing. However even just a few boats that target local populations of threatened shark species can have a devastating effect on the shark population.
Together we aim to increase the awareness of the threat to sharks and also to help raise the money needed to continue our outreach to media and marinas; and, to provide signs and educational materials to each of our 340+ existing members and future members free of charge.
Here's how you can help
Tax deductible donations can be made using the Paypal link to the right. Donations are processed by the Pegasus Foundation
Spread the Word
Use one of these sample tweets or Facebook status updates to embed our SPARK player on your social media outlets. The player will embed the PSA as well as provide information about our organization and offer the opportunity too donate. Spreading the word is free, but your support is invaluable
- Check out Superstar #Slash as he speaks up for sharks! http://bit.ly/YMMAVh
- Did you know that over 100Million sharks are killed every year? This has to stop! #Slash is onboard, are you? http://bit.ly/YMMAVh
- Sharks are in trouble & they need help. Shark Friendly Marinas & #Slash are working to save our sharks. Please share! http://bit.ly/YMMAVh