Throughout the months of April and November every year, you have the opportunity to help celebrate and record Fiji’s amazing coral reef biodiversity, show you care about our world’s delicate coral reef systems, and have fun, by taking part in the FIJI-WIDE SHARK COUNT!
Easy to do, this is suitable for visitors and locals alike, whether you like to fish, snorkel, or SCUBA dive.
We’re passionate about keeping our shark population healthy, cruising the reef, hanging tough, playing cool. Which is why it’s important we learn as much as we can about these magnificent creatures.
Over millennia these prehistoric vertebrates have survived everything the universe has thrown at them…that is until humans came along. Hunted for their fins and caught up in fishing nets, unfortunately their numbers world-wide are dwindling!
By having many eyes on many reefs, we can collect data from hundreds of observers around Fiji to paint a clear picture of which sharks live where, and get an idea of shark, ray and turtle numbers within our waters.
We hope that tourists, school children, scientists and all people with an interest in the marine environment will take to the reefs with us to search for the Sharks of Fiji!
“People flock to Fiji for this event and we’re pretty excited by the response we’re getting”, said Ms Nani Ledua of Pacific Harbours Beqa Adventure Divers.