Helping the public to adapt their mindset to reduced marine resources, support smart and sustainable seafood consumption underpin marine conservation efforts and give a greater Voice to Big fish. MarAlliance engages the public regularly through public events, TV, presentations and social media (Facebook pages: MarAlliance, Belize Shark Project, MarAlliance Cabo Verde, Tiburones de Honduras, Tiburones de Cuba) to curry support for the protection of sharks and rays and other marine wildlife and their critical habitats. Through a host of public events tailored messaging collectively reaches over 30,000 people in Belize nationwide and many more globally. These events allow us to bring information, educational materials, and actual scientific equipment out into the community. Based on the success of these events, we have expanded our outreach to Panama, Honduras, Mexico, and Cabo Verde and soon several other countries in the hopes of changing attitudes and fostering in the public a conservation ethos for marine wildlife. These voices are just starting the conversation and the call to action. When your voice chimes in too, our joint message carries further and our conservation impacts are greater.
Like it or not, the international trade of shark and ray products is a world-wide industry. Countries that plan to export shark meat, fins, or