PROJECT HIU

A project to try create a livelihood in tourism for shark fishermen. 

Around the world, sharks are exploited for their fins. The fishermen wiping this important apex predator from the ocean outrages us, but what we often miss is the reality behind these scenes. First World greed is driving the actions of the Third World. The fishermen trying to feed his family does not know of the importance of sharks in the oceans, or their pressure to over fishing, he only knows his own survival.

Your donations helped me begin this project, and now they are needed to continue the project. After we successfully befriended shark fishermen in the area, and began tourism with them, many developments have occurred. They have never had tourism in their area and in order to ensure the shark fishing boats can be engaged in tourism activities, the whole community needs to benefit from our presence... we need to continuously show the locals that tourism can benefit the entire community far more than shark fishing can.


Please donate to help fund money for the following:

BOAT TRANSFORMATION

Funds are needed to upgrade and convert the shark fishing vessels to allow the safe transport of tourists on a regular basis. This includes, emergency beacons, provision of life vests, appropriate storage for recreational equipment, ladders, and first aid kits. 


SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Contributing to the school where the next generation is being educated is an essential part of our presence. Some simple things are needed for the school.... fans (the classrooms get too hot for the kids to study), whiteboard markers, books etc. 


https://www.madistewart.com/shark-fishery-turned-tourismWatch the film

Donations ()

  • David Best 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $60 
    • 2 mos
  • Busking for Sharks 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Eric Esquivel 
    • $257 
    • 7 mos
  • Niels Fischer 
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
See all

Organizer

Madison Stewart 
Organizer
Merrimac
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