Never consuming or purchasing shark products. Avoiding restaurants that have shark fin soup or other shark dishes on the menu
Refusing to support businesses that sell shark products including meat, fins, jaws, teeth, cartilage, gill rakers, and squalene oil
If encountering a retailer selling shark, to raise the issue with them in a positive and encouraging manner, and to make the reasons for my lack of support known to the managers from a positive, balanced perspective.
Developing a voice on the issue in my community. I will spread awareness, online and/or offline, sharing knowledge on shark conservation, their true behaviours, their importance to the environment, and their plight.
Not targeting any specific culture, ethnicity or race, but rather, how we can work together on the conservation issue itself, to protect our life support system. I understand that shark finning and consumption of shark is a global issue with global consequences.
Encouraging my friends and family to take this pledge, and supporting them in upholding it.