Since that time we have expanded into numerous fields regarding how we can better help sharks. This includes the flake trade, Queensland’s shark nets and drum lines etc.
In 2013, as well as continuing our efforts to educate the members of the public regarding such issues, we have also started to expand into direct action techniques to assist in making a more significant impact more rapidly.
Outreach to the Asian Australian community about the destructive actions of eating shark fin, what it does to the shark populations worldwide as well as finically interrupting businesses that sell shark fin and shark products.
Explaining to the community about what their purchase of flake really is, how it affects their health by consuming it and what effect it is having on, not only shark population but also the effects it is having on the ocean generally.
Educating the community regarding what drum lines actually are, how they are more hazardous and dangerous rather than keeping the community safer and explaining what shark nets are.
Forcing local governments to remove drum lines and nets by reducing the number of tourists and locals to beaches reducing the economy of business to areas that have nets and drum lines.
Independent testing of flake from local outlets around Australia have shown flake is not safe for human consumption. High levels of mercury and uric acid in flake can hinder brain development, affect the central nervous system, cause mental retardation, lowering of IQ, diabetes, the formation of ammonium acid urate kidney stones and even death! Many Supermarkets are no longer stocking flake due to these dangers.
Click here to download a pdf version of our flyer to help spread awareness around your local area!
Fin Free Brisbane are making a stand against this barbaric act in the hope that it is felt nation wide but we can't do it alone. We have designed and uploaded PDF infomation fact sheets that you can download and pass on to your friends, family and local resturants that are serving Shark Fin dishes. There are two downloads, one in English and the other in Chinese. With your support, we can end the shark fin trade in Australia.
Paul has been working and running environmental groups for many years however, his passion for sharks and the little support they were receiving, urged him to start Fin Free Brisbane.
Jessica is an active member of Sea Shepherd Australia and much like Paul, her passion for sharks helped lead her to Fin Free Brisbane.
Our Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation. Without their endless support for this cause, we wouldn't be where we are today! If you are interested in joining Fin Free Brisbane, please contact us using the details at the bottom of the site.