03/03/2011 - MARINE wildlife artist Guy Harvey launched a custom-designed logo for the campaign to protect sharks in Bahamian waters at Bahamas National Trust's Retreat Gardens in Village Road yesterday.
The Jamaican-born artist, scientist and conservationist renowned for his popular T-shirt designs, also spoke to the press and members of the Trust about work the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) has done to aid understanding of the importance of sharks.
Mr. Harvey is the latest celebrity to lend his voice to the campaign led by the Pew Environment Group and the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) calling for the enactment of legislation that will prevent commercial shark fishing in the Bahamas.
Matt Rand, director of the Pew Environment Group's Global Shark Conservation Campaign, estimates 100 million sharks are killed every year, including 73 million exclusively for their fins, and the remainder as by-catch in longline fishing.
Read the full article, Campaign to Protect Sharks in the Bahamas Is Stepped up, on The Tribune's Web site.