Successfull Shark release In Gili Trawangan

September, 18, 2013 - 05:03AM

Bali Sharks with the new Gili Shark Foundation announce a successful rescue & release program in the Gili islands.

 

Successful release and tagging of 4 sharks around the Gili islands

Successful release and tagging of 4 sharks around the Gili islands

 

On Saturday, July 20, Bali Sharks conservation nursery donated four sharks to the Gili Shark Foundation.

Two White Tip and two Black Tip Reef Sharks, ranging from 0.90 to 1.20 meters were transferred from Bali to Gili Trawangan by fast boat.

Upon arrival, a support group from Big Bubble Dive met the sharks and assisted in the tagging and release at a dive location named Manta Point.

This completes a World’s first shark rescue, rehab, and release program offering a socio-economic solution to Bali’s fishermen killing sharks.

Under the protected waters of the Gili Eco Trust the sharks are expected to thrive and complete full life cycles.

After the release, the collaborating groups met with members of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries to discuss the future possibility of a sustainable shark conservation park that can be marketed and enjoyed by dive tourism.


Bali Sharks
operates a shark conservation nursery offering an alternative to fishermen killing sharks for fins.


To date 63 sharks have been saved.


Gili Shark Foundation
monitors the shark population around the waters of the Gili Islands in Lombok, Indonesia and is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the sharks themselves as well as their habitat.

 

Released and tagged in the safer waters around the Gili islands

Released and tagged in the safer waters around the Gili islands

For Bali Shark inquiries please email balisharks@gmail.com or contact Paul Friese –
Indonesia  +62 85857320471  or  Hawaii  +1 909.999.6609


Photo credits
and Gili Shark Foundation inquires, please contact Steve Woods +62 (0)87864765239


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