Bite-Back recognises tour operator’s contribution

archive – Diving News

Bite-Back recognises tour operator's contribution

A UK dive-tour operator surprised the Bite-Back shark and marine conservation charity at the recent DIVE 2017 show at Birmingham's NEC, when it presented it with a cheque for £1000.

Dive Worldwide had raised the cash through a client opt-in scheme over the past 12 months, and the donation brought to £4460 the amount it had passed on to Bite-Back over the past four years.

“It’s easy to measure our reputation in terms of awards and satisfied customers, but that’s only half the story,” said Dive Worldwide Director Phil North.

“At the core of our character is a profound love of the oceans. For that reason we’ve chosen to support the excellent work Bite-Back does to protect sharks and the marine environment.”

Since the fund-raising campaign began in 2013, said North, Bite-Back had helped to prompt 48 UK restaurants to stop serving shark-fin soup, ended the introduction of shark-meat to hundreds of Iceland food-stores and launched a campaign to end the 20kg personal import allowance of shark-fins to Europe.

“Dive Worldwide’s fund-raising initiative is a lifeline for the work we do,” said Bite-Back’s Campaign Director Graham Buckingham.

“We truly acknowledge their role in our ongoing success and feel very proud of the association.”

Find more about Bite-Back here.

Divernet – The Biggest Online Resource for Scuba Divers



Get a weekly roundup of all Divernet news and articles 🤿

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Divernet Posts

Diver Magazine Relaunch

Diver magazine needs YOU!

Are you still lamenting the demise of Diver magazine? Well now you can help resurrect an icon as we seek to bring back the magazine

two divers on boat

Net result for Ghost Diving USA

The removal by six scuba divers of ghost-nets from the wreck of USS Moody has marked the return of the international Ghost Diving volunteer force

Follow Divernet on Social Media