Save our Seas – scam or not????

How does one tell if the shark conservation NGO they are funding is ligament or not? This is not a tell tale form to decide but you be the judge.

Pew environment has an email address for every person on their shark conservation team. You can contact each person and expect a response they are extremely concerned on any question the public may ask. You can also do the same to the Shark Research Institute and Global Shark Attack File, even those at the International Shark Attack File provide you with ways to contact them directly.

Then we have those at Save our Seas a giant NGO but all they provide is an online contact us form. This form goes to one person and if that person feels like responding to you or your question is up to them. We recently tried to request information from this NGO many times and finally received a response from the CEO.

Dear Al,

I have received all your messages. But as you noticed yourself, I will not respond anymore as I don’t feel concerned.

Michael C. Scholl

Save Our Seas Foundation CEO

SOSF is a giant NGO which actually spent mega dollars to try and switch the word “attack” to “bite” by hiring a public policy graduate (giant flop) and Shark Attack Survivors deals with the survivors of Shark attacks.

SOSF has no concern with shark attacks but spent millions trying to switch the word attacks to bites.

Shark Attack Survivors 2013 shark attack summary ISAF results included

Press Release

Welcome to Shark Attack Survivors 2013 yearly shark attack summary. Our shark attack information is available up to the minute all year long, so a yearly shark attack summary is pretty much a waste for our purposes, but all those so-called shark experts and reporters find a yearly report on “confirmed to be unprovoked” to be important.

For our Shark Survivors worldwide services for the victims of shark attacks we need to know those people who were “Injured” and those either “Eaten by a shark” or “Killed by a shark”. Those not injured in a sharky incident are important for ocean goers, but we do not consider them to be an attack or incidents that need our immediate attention unless the survivors are having trouble dealing with a shark trying to injure or kill them.

Our Shark Attack Summary is simply split into three categories “Injured” “Harassed” and those either “Killed or Eaten by a shark” (Fatal).

We have included the figures of the “confirmed to be unprovoked” shark attacks which may make understanding shark attacks a bit harder to understand. They include those not injured by a shark and leave out famous shark attack survivors like Rodney Fox who was not attacked by a shark according to all your shark experts.

We know it sounds stupid that Rodney Fox was not attacked by a shark, but this is what your shark experts say, NOT US!!!

Have questions on if your shark expert or reporter includes Rodney Fox, ask them.

Being our information is in real time pulled from our online shark attack file it may take awhile to provide you with the results, please be patient.

http://sharkattackfile.info/SAS_Summary/2013.asp

Shark Attack Survivors

 

Get your Ph. D degree in the politics of shark attacks

Get your Ph. D degree in the politics of shark attacks at shark attack survivors. There is a similar program at an Australian university, but all you need to know there are the relative risks about lighting, dog bites, rabbit bites, can accidents and the list goes on and on.

Our program is much more intense you have to study shark attacks. Their program costs thousands and takes 3 to 4 years and is overseen by one person.

Our program is much easier, costs nothing and you are graded by actual shark attack survivors, persons in charge of shark attack files and those in government positions dealing with shark attacks.

Don’t be fooled by this Australian certification, Shark Attack Survivors are the only ones that actually know about shark attacks not this fake program in Australia.

Al Brenneka

Shark Attack Survivors.

International Shark Attack File #2

The International Shark Attack File #1 and the International Shark Attack File #2 what are the differences?

One difference is in the ISAF #1 Rodney Fox was attacked by a shark and in the ISAF #2 Rodney Fox was not attacked by a shark.

So all those so-called shark experts, National Geographic, Discovery Channel all those that repeat the ISAF #2 figures agree that Rodney Fox was not attacked by a shark.

If you think Rodney Fox was attacked by shark then you shouldn’t use or listen to those that say he wasn’t. You see those using the ISAF #2 all the time they call themselves Shark Experts…

Hawaii – Shark Attack Survivors could be fined $10,000.00 for saving their own life

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Hawaii : Penalties considered for killing, harming any species of shark within state marine waters.

House Bill 2380, from Rep. Nicole Lowen, would create penalties as high as $10,000 for any person who knowingly captures, harms or kills sharks and rays within state waters.

The full text of the bill is provided below. It has a hearing scheduled for today, 07. February 2014 .

Hello,

I represent shark attack survivors from around the world.

We were wondering when someone was going to come up this type of law.

Often when we are fighting off a shark attached to us we do injure the shark, so with this law we will be fined for saving our life. Our rescuers may also be fined for assisting us with the fight to save our life.

Next we will be fined for feeding the shark unhealthy food, parts of our body, this could also injure the shark.

Could you please correct this to ensure those of us fighting for our life are not fined for saving our life.

Al Brenneka

Shark Attack Survivors

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014
STATE OF HAWAII

H.B. NO. 2380

A BILL FOR AN ACT

RELATING TO SHARK AND RAY PROTECTION.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that sharks and rays are extremely important to ocean ecosystems.  As ocean predators towards the top of the food chain, sharks and rays keep the ecosystem balanced, regulate populations of other marine life, and ensure healthy fish stock and reefs.

Sharks and rays are more vulnerable to fishing pressures than most other fish species.  They are long-lived, slow-growing, start reproducing at an advanced age, and produce relatively few offspring per year.  If over-fished, these populations take a long time to recover.  If the food chain is disrupted by a decline in the shark population, it affects the entire reef system.  Protection for sharks and rays ultimately means healthier, more resilient oceans and reefs that are better able to withstand other pressures on the ocean ecosystem from climate change and pollution.

Sharks and rays on the reefs not only play important ecological roles but are also valued figures in Hawaiian culture and are important economically to ocean recreation industries and to tourism in Hawaii.  The benefits of maintaining viable populations greatly outweigh any value that would be gained by killing these species.

The purpose of this Act is to protect these species for ecological purposes, for their value to the ocean recreation industry and to native Hawaiian cultural practices, and to establish fines and penalties for knowingly harming, killing, or capturing sharks or rays within state waters.

SECTION 2.  Chapter 188, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

§188-     Sharks; prohibitions, penalties and fines.(a)  No person shall knowingly capture, harm, or kill any species of shark within state marine waters.

(b)  Any person violating this section or any rule adopted pursuant to this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; provided that the fine for violating this section shall be:

(1)  $500 for a first offense;

(2)  $2,000 for a second offense; and

(3)  $10,000 for a third or subsequent offense.

(c)  In addition to any other penalty imposed under this section, a person violating this section shall be subject to:

(1)  An administrative fine of not more than $10,000 for each shark captured, harmed, or killed in violation of this section;

(2)  Seizure and forfeiture of any captured sharks, commercial marine license, vessel, and fishing equipment; and

(3)  Assessment of administrative fees and costs, and attorney’s fees and costs.

(d)  The criminal penalties and administrative fines and costs shall be assessed per shark captured, harmed, or killed in violation of this section.

(e)  This section shall not prohibit special activity permits allowed under section 187A-6; provided that:

(1)  The permit issued does not allow a take that exceeds the potential biological removal level; and

(2)  The department shall adopt rules to define a “take” and determine when a take exceeds the potential biological removal level.”

SECTION 3.  Section 188-39.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending its title and subsections as follows:

1.  By amending the title and subsection (a) to read:

[[]§188-39.5[]]  [Manta rays;] Rays; prohibitions, penalties and fines.  (a)  No person shall knowingly capture, harm, or kill [a manta ray] the following species of rays within state marine waters[.]:  manta ray, spotted eagle ray, broad stingray, pelagic stingray, Hawaiian stingray.”

2.  By amending subsections (c) and (d) to read:

“(c)  In addition to any other penalty imposed under this section, a person violating this section shall be subject to:

(1)  An administrative fine of not more than $10,000 for each [manta] ray captured, harmed, or killed in violation of this section;

(2)  Seizure and forfeiture of any captured [manta] rays, commercial marine license, vessel, and fishing equipment; and

(3)  Assessment of administrative fees and costs, and attorney’s fees and costs.

(d)  The criminal penalties and administrative fines and costs shall be assessed per [manta] ray captured, harmed, or killed in violation of this section.”

SECTION 4.  Section 188-70, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

“(a)  Any person violating any provision of or any rule adopted pursuant to this chapter, except sections 188-23 [and], 188-39.5, and 188-    is guilty of a petty misdemeanor and, in addition to any other penalties, shall be fined not less than:

(1)  $100 for a first offense;

(2)  $200 for a second offense; and

(3)  $500 for a third or subsequent offense.”

SECTION 5.  This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 6.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 7.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Report Title:

Sharks; Rays; Poaching and Commercial Fishing Prohibited

Description:

Creates administrative penalties for any person who knowingly captures, harms, or kills sharks and rays within state marine waters.

 

Shark Attacks that happened January 31st

1 Reported 31-Jan-1889 rowboat,      No injury to occupants. Gaffed shark capsized boat PROVOKED INCIDENT   USA Florida Hillsborough Bay Fishing  
2 31-Jan-1959 George E. Rudd M 20 Shark’s tail grazed his shin Night AUSTRALIA Western Australia South Perth Working prawn net 1.8 m [6′]  grey nurse shark
3 31-Jan-1980 Shaun Wright M 24 Both hands & heel of left foot lacerated, right foot severed 14h45 SOUTH AFRICA KZN Ballito Body boarding 2.8 m [9’3″] white shark
4 31-Jan-1994 Jim Broach M   FATAL   USA Hawaii Velzyland, north shore of O’ahu Surfing Tiger shark
5 31-Jan-1994 S.G. M   Right leg bitten   BRAZIL Pernambuco Piedade Swimming  
6 31-Jan-2010 Andrei Johann M 29 Foot bitten   BRAZIL Rio Grande Do Sul Atlantis Beach, near Tramandai Surfing Thought to involve a juvenile hammerhead shark
7 31-Jan-2011 Nicole Moore F 38 Leg, forearm & hand severely bitten 12h00 MEXICO Quintana Roo Cancun Swimming 6′ shark