Monday, March 2, 2009

Nurse Shark Killings Cause Uproar!

Pictures circulating by email of nurse shark killers have island residents in an uproar. These pictures were taken at Baho Caye, an Island situated five minutes from Caye Caulker, about 10-15 minutes from San Pedro’s Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley on Saturday, February 28, 2009. If you ever wondered what happened to all those sharks we no longer see out at our reefs around Caye Caulker and San Pedro, this is your answer.
“This is infuriating, Green Reef and Hol Chan have spent LOTS of time education the Sarteneja, Consejo, Corozal fishermen on sustainable fishing, certifying them as scuba divers and tour guides and they JUST INSIST on being IGNORANT!” commented one dive shop owner. “Who gives them the right? We have to stop them! Residents are being urged to forward this to everyone in the island, Belize, Corozal and any Government official or other entity that needs to know. Spread the word….that’s the only way we can make a difference and bring back the sharks that tourists are paying to see.”

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