Sean & Brooks Paxton
'The Shark Brothers'
Sean Paxton and Brooks Paxton II, also known as 'The Shark Brothers' have joined the team at SFMI as media representatives and policy advisers.
Their hands-on experience with some of nature’s deadliest and most threatened wildlife, and a lifetime spent traveling the world as musicians in the entertainment industry, led to their media nickname, ‘The Shark Brothers’. It's one they've gladly adopted and when asked, 'Why sharks'? Their response is swift. 'For us, it all started when we saw the movie, JAWS, as little kids. Our initial fear soon turned to a complete fascination and respect for these animals and their marine habitats, and that changed everything for us'.
Now, as dedicated divers, explorers, volunteer researchers and accomplished big game anglers, they specialize in leveraging their entertainment background to shine a dedicated spotlight on these formidable, but fragile apex predators. The brothers are firm believers that 'When executed effectively, entertainment can be used as a powerful education and motivational tool. If our efforts can provoke and inspire people to truly enjoy, value and respect the planet's natural resources, then they'll feel compelled to join in efforts to protect them.'
As known specialists in research tagging and other resource management efforts, they're also credited with perfecting live-animal documentation procedures that led to the launch of 'The International Land-Based Shark Fishing Association', founded by them in 2006. It's the first and only organization to officially certify and maintain world-records for released sharks. Capitalizing on this success, they were instrumental in pioneering ILSFA-sanctioned catch & release shark fishing tournaments that promote a synergy of ethical angling practices, research and conservation efforts within this century-old, extreme angling sport.
Currently, they're part of a development team established to revolutionize the mainstream shark fishing tournament industry from the more traditional harvest format to one that capitalizes on the exciting CPR (or catch, photograph and release) shark hunting of the future. Fellow team members include respected members of the tournament promotion and scientific research communities that share a vision of competitive and profitable events that are entertaining, interactive and educational shark-infested, multi-media spectacles. To learn more, you can visit: www.AdventureAndWildlife.com and www.LandBasedSharkFishing.com.
We are glad to have them as part of the team.