I wish you good luck with your job search. There are some very good positions out there with your name on them. This graphic interpretation of the plight of Sharks is very good and has some shock quality to it which is good. The USA seems to have taken up the fight against the selling of Shark fins. However, the Chinese, who unfortunately, have some sort of psychological problem with believing that almost any animal can be chopped up, powered or boiled and used as an aphrodisiac, also believe that eating certain foods (in public)give one status. Shark fins are one of those items. Another is the giant Malabar Wrasse which is relentlessly hunted for in Southeast Asia, The Andaman Ocean, an area that was rich in Sea Cucumbers, is now a desert because of Indonesian fisherman. I could go on. It appears that even highly educated Asians still believe in all of these folk medicines; most of which have been proven to have no effect. Until this situation takes a drastic turn, there will always be those who
Thank you very much for your comment Charles it is greatly appreciated. I agree with everything you said here and it is very unfortunate that the chinese do not take the lead on these issues as it would gain them much support around the world. If you are on twitter or linkedin please feel free to connect/contact me for future discussions.
Excellent, very well done. Do you have more literature on this subject that I could possibly use in my training of nature & tourist guides. My email contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.
Great blog from one shark lover to another! 🙂 Good luck with the PhD hunt, I’m looking for one too 🙂
Thank you 🙂 Good luck on your hunt too, it certainly isn’t proving easy to secure one atm!
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