As countless shark species are driven to the brink of extinction, one glimmer of hope lies with the creation of marine sanctuaries around the world.
“The national marine sanctuaries were established to protect special places in our oceans. Places that are ecologically, historically, and culturally important"
- SARAH FANGMAN, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE FLORIDA KEYS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
(PHOTO: BEN MCGONNELL)
SANCTUARY SHARKS is an exciting and inspiring documentary adventure to save the world’s marine sanctuaries and Keystone species – sharks.
100 million sharks are killed a year for their fins alone. One third of all shark species are facing extinction. Commercial and long line fishing are just a part of the continual issues that overfishing has created in our oceans, endangering marine life like never before. It’s impossible to police the worlds ocean when it is under attack from every possible threat that is out there. And yet there is a glimmer of hope, that marine sanctuaries can help save the shark species.
"If we keep doing what we are doing to the ocean, the ocean may remain but we may not"
-DAVID HELVARG, BLUE FRONTIER CAMPAIGN
We want to ensure that this film impacts the world, because it’s not just our future at stake, it’s the youth’s.
We need to do right by the ocean, so that there is one for the next generation.
"In the end. Our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy"
-JOHN SAWHILL, PRESIDENT OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, 1990-2000