The Bahamas National Trust has teamed up with the PEW Environmental Group to launch a campaign to establish the Bahamas as a shark sanctuary. What that means is that the sharks of the Bahamas would be forever protected against the possibility of a commercial shark-fishing industry.
The sharks in the Bahamas are largely responsible for the beautiful reefs and healthy seagrass meadows, as well as the bountiful fish populations that inhabit them. Shark-based tourism also injects almost $80 million dollars into the Bahamian economy every year.
Bimini Sands took a very proactive step to become the first Shark-Free Marina, not only in the Bahamas, but in the entire world. We also have been offering our hugely popular, and educational, Shark Encounters for more than 4 years now.
To learn more about the push to protect sharks in the Bahamas, take a look at these great new videos put out by the PEW & Bahamas National Trust.