SFMI is a voluntary program that works with fishermen and businesses to establish protocols to protect threatened shark species. By registering with SFMI, a marina pledges that sharks may not be landed for any purpose, and the display and/or slaughter of caught sharks at registered marinas is strictly prohibited.
Loggerhead Club & Marina is Florida’s largest owner of public marinas. Ray Graziotto, president and COO, hopes to set an example for others in the industry “to promote a practical solution to shark overfishing and reduce shark mortality,” according to the press release.
Kudos to Loggerhead Club & Marina for doing their part to help protect threatened shark species!