June 2017

Dutch Caribbean Shark Week 2017

From June 3-11, 2017, sharks were celebrated all throughout the Kingdom with the organization of Dutch Caribbean Shark Week. With numerous events and activities catering to kids and adults alike, the plight of sharks and their importance to the world’s oceans were highlighted. Aruba Shark Week in Aruba started with a wonderful lecture and movie […] Lees verder

Ten Things I Love about Sharks [5]

“Sharks are the guardians of coral reefs.” Have you ever seen those before-and-after pictures, where once epic coral structures providing a colorful background for the dreamiest underwater scenery have now turned into bleak, white, and barren grounds with little to no fish left? That is when happens when coral reefs are damaged. Coral reef ecosystems can […] Lees verder

Fishermen and nature organizations join forces in reducing shark bycatch

Yesterday, during Dutch Caribbean Shark Week on Saba, a kick-off meeting was held for a special project in collaboration with Saban fishermen aimed at reducing the bycatch of sharks in the local lobster fisheries. The new project is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and is part of the implementation of the Yarari reserve for sharks and marine mammals […] Lees verder

Talking Shark Week with… Linda Ferwerda

Linda Ferwerda is the founder and editor of the online magazine DuikeninBeeld who has an endless passion for diving and writing.  We asked her several questions about her involvement with the Save Our Sharks project and Dutch Caribbean Shark Week. For starters, tell us about yourself I am the founder of DuikeninBeeld, a Dutch online platform for divers, made by […] Lees verder