Shark-Dive Tourism Worth Millions in Fiji - Press Photos and B-Roll

  • April 18, 2012

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Whitetip Shark

A tourist photographs an oceanic whitetip shark. Oceanic whitetips are caught in large numbers by longline fishing vessels in Fiji. A recent study by Australian Institute of Marine Science found that sharks are worth much more alive than dead. Shark diving contributes F$74.9 million (US$43 million) to the Fijian economy each year.

Photo Credit: Christophe Jurdan

Grey Reef Shark

A tourist viewing a grey reef shark during a dive. Shark-diving in Fiji contributes F$74.9 million (US$43 million) to the economy each year. 

Photo credit: Angelo Villagomez

Whitetip Reef Shark

Whitetip reef sharks have been sold recently in Fijian markets for F$2 (US$1.14) a piece. A recent study by Australian Institute of Marine Science found that living sharks are worth much more. Shark diving contributes F$74.9 million (US$43 million) to the Fijian economy each year in comparison.

Photo credit: Angelo Villagomez

Media Contact: Rachel Brittin

Topics: Oceans, Environment