In late 2014 Shark Shield was invited to participate with a panel of international experts by H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Oceanographic Institute to discuss solutions to for human and shark coexistence. The panel met over a two day period with the objective of reconsidering our relationship with sharks through the development of a toolbox through the contributions from the panel of experts.
This “toolbox” is the result of an animated exchange between international experts, and is designed for authorities and actors faced with the coexistence of human activity and potentially dangerous shark species, as well as all those affected by this risk or simply interested in cohabitation issues between humans and wildlife.
Reaching beyond the impasse of the idea of confrontation between man and animals, the toolbox offers a wide range of solutions that are either already in existence or under development to address the risk and provide practical, proven or promising alternatives. It shows that an organised and peaceful cohabitation with sharks is now possible. You can download the toolbox here and view the video here.
H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco stated “This effort to share the oceans with sharks must be at the forefront of a broader commitment to recognise the importance of these large predators and protect them through the strengthened supervision of their fishing