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Calendar flags final UK shark-fin push

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archive – Diving NewsCalendar flags final UK shark-fin push

UK shark and marine-conservation charity Bite-Back has launched its 2017 calendar in time for Christmas.

As usual, it features underwater images donated by some of the world’s best-known underwater photographers, including this year David Doubilet, Brian Skerry and Amos Nachoum. Six shark images are featured along with sailfish, dolphins, seals and, for the first time, polar bears.

The calendar is dedicated to the charity’s drive to make Britain shark-fin-free, and Bite-Back hopes that divers will boost the campaign by buying it as a Christmas gift.

The organisation claims to have inspired a 63% fall in the number of UK restaurants selling shark-fin soup, including the country’s only Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant.

Only 24 restaurants are said to remain on Bite-Back’s target list, and once they are removed it will be able to declare Britain the first country to ban the controversial dish.

“This calendar is an incredible celebration of the oceans and marine life,” says Bite-Back’s Campaign Director Graham Buckingham.

“There’s no other publication like it in the world and it’s a huge privilege to count these remarkable photographers as friends and supporters of our campaign to end the sale of shark-fin soup in this country.”

The A4 calendar costs £9 and can be ordered here  

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