All over the world shark populations have been devastated, driven largely by the demand for shark products.
In spite of increased awareness in recent years of the unsustainable practice of shark finning, sharks numbers are still declining.
Targeted fishing, and the scourge of bycatch, contribute to this decline.
Awareness of the problem, however, is not enough; action is required.
Now is the time to add your voice to thousands of other AWARE divers and shark advocates who are serious about shark protection.
An initial goal was to reach 100,000 signatures to the Shark Petition, which calls on the governments of the world to heed scientific advice and properly protect the shark population.
The campaign continues and the more people stand up for the survival of sharks, the better.
Sign the petition yourself, and urge your friends and colleagues to do the same.
We have strength in numbers and together we are getting the attention of policymakers worldwide.
We are closing the loopholes in existing shark management policies and insist on full protection for endangered and critically endangered sharks.
Join now! Add your voice to the Project AWARE Shark Petition by filling in the form above.