Jim Toomey, creator of Sherman’s Lagoon, is in The Bahamas this week to push for increased shark protections. He’ll also speak at various public forums and visit school children in Long Island and Nassau.
“The Bahamas has something wonderful in its waters, something very few countries have,” said Toomey. “Because the government banned longline fishing, the shark populations off the Bahamian coast are still relatively healthy and the marine ecosystem is more intact here than almost any other place in the world.”
Pew Environmental Group reports that there are more than 40 different kinds of sharks in the Bahamian waters. There are currently no specific protections for sharks in The Bahamian waters.