News from DEMA: Coral Reef Alliance Working to Protect Sharks
Source: Scuba Diving
November 7, 2011
"Momentum to protect sharks in Fiji is building with the official launch of the Coral Reef Alliance's community awareness campaign. The campaign kickoff event in Suva included a screening of Shark Hope, a new half-hour documentary produced by a local film production company in Fiji, about the plight of Fiji's sharks and the importance of protecting them. The launch of this documentary marks the latest development in CORAL's partnership with the Pew Environment Group to assist the Fijian Ministry of Fisheries in introducing legal measures that would ban the commercial fishing and trade of sharks and their parts in Fiji. CORAL and Pew have spent months garnering support for a Fiji Shark Sanctuary from traditional leaders across the nation, and recently met with the acting Prime Minister, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum."
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