I just got back from the PADI Annual Forum. It was very interesting and I won a hat. One thing that came up is the issue of shark finning, the hideous practice of cutting the fins off of sharks in huge numbers and tossing them back into the ocean to die.
Shark numbers have been declining for a long time, and removing their fins for soup or some alleged medicinal purpose needs to stop.
Please visit http://www.projectaware.org/petition/index.php?ftid=1&pmid=1&pid=192 and sign Project Aware’s petition to support an end of the practice worldwide.
There are plenty of bogus environmental causes out there, but this isn’t one of them. We owe it to ourselves and future generations to stop such practices. Thanks.