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Marine Conservationists Call for Ban on Shark-Feeding Tours in the Bahama

March 12, 2008 By: Travel Agent Central Contributor Travel Agent


The recent death of an Australian diver during a shark-feeding tour in the Bahamas has prompted the Marine Safety Group (MSG) to call on the Bahamas government to ban such excursions.

According to a spokesperson for MSG, a Florida-based marine conservation group, such tours also pose a threat to island visitors not involved in the shark-feeding expeditions. In a written release, Bob Dimond, president of MSG, cautions, “Once a shark learns to associate boat arrivals and/or people in the water with dinnertime, those associations are remembered for a long time and taken with the shark wherever it may wander – a recipe for disaster.” Visit

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