Thursday, January 5, 2012

Protecting All Sharks is the Real Hope

Shark protections are tremendously important and to be celebrated. There is little doubt too that sharks are the "hot" 2011 ocean issue.

But let's be smart about saving sharks, otherwise some protections equate to false hope and that just takes the fight out of all of us, let alone accomplishes little.

Fabien Cousteau, 3rd generation ocean lover, spoke recently as a voice of reason along these lines. He's referring to a ban on specific species of sharks in Florida:

"It's not about protecting a couple of species of sharks," he said. "It's about doing a global ban on all sharks. Because if you start targeting certain species of sharks, then the general public is going to be even more confused than they are now."

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