CITES Implementation Day!
Today the CITES management of those 7 new species goes live!
This is truly a great milestone in Shark conservation.
Projects Abroad have been all over it, and celebrated this momentous occasion with a day of awareness, research and education.
And the implementation in Fiji?
It's gonna happen - but in the Fijian way.
More in a subsequent post!
Only Bycatch - Two!
Turns out that the Tuna longliners have been, gasp, lying!
You don't say!
Did it really take a "study" to confirm what had been obvious all along and what we here in Fiji had known for years?
Good that now, it is out in the open - and good that the FFA wants to bring it up and have it banned at the next WCPFC meeting. There will undoubtedly be the usual dirty politics and
Scarface and Rusi!
Terry-fic pic by Terry Goss.
No don't get too excited.
This is footage from 2010.
We haven't seen Scarface in years and although a very experienced videographer on rebreather reports seeing an enormous Tiger Shark, I fear that she has become the victim of all those pelagic long lines out there. The most interesting bit is at 3:17 where the Bulls, far from being intimidated, are