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To contribute to the worldwide conservation of the Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias. To increase public awareness, dispel the myths about the great white shark and provide some hope for the species survival.

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The White Shark Conservation Trust has been established to promote awareness of the need to conserve and protect the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias and to educate the public about the animal. This action was triggered by a personal desire of one of the Trustees who decided he could no longer remain an armchair environmentalist. The realisation of the absolute fragility of these creatures was brought home to Bruce Goorney on a life changing expedition to see the sharks first hand at the Neptune Islands in the Spencer Gulf, South Australia in January 2008.

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This news is heartbreaking. Is this an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude born by commercial fishing operations? We already know such ghost nets don’t break down and continue to trap and kill for years. Such behaviour is reprehensible and there should be a way to link all nets to their operators so commercial fishing operations can be held accountable if a ghost net is found.

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ghost-net-fishing-caribbean-sea-dead-sharks-fish-cayman...
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Hundreds of dead fish and sharks have been discovered by divers tangled in a huge, abandoned fishing net drifting off the coast of the Cayman Islands. The floating “ghost net” has possibly been trapping and killing sea life in its path for months, as it drifts across the Caribbean Sea. A diver w...

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Fins up if you've ever wanted to be a shark scientist! 🙌 Our own Dr. Sal Jorgensen and his colleagues are living the dream: tagging and observing California's white sharks to uncover the mysteries of our local mega-fish!

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Sharks in NZ Maori Culture

Many Kiwis are unaware of the cultural significance of the white shark to the Maori people.

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Why Save Sharks

So why the need to protect them, or any other shark? The need to be eco friendly, the desire to protect our planet this is something that is being increasingly embraced across the globe.

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How You Can Help

Sometimes it seems like theres a rising tide of apathy and we as individuals are powerless to stop it. This is not true there are so many things we can do, little things can send a powerful message.

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