David brings us this message from the Underwater Channel about an issue that needs your attention.
"The Underwater Channel is a new web TV Channel for both divers and all those interested in the oceans. Please can you help in our campaign against the iniquitous practice of shark-finning which is presenting a real threat to sharks the world over. In case youâ€™re in any doubt about supporting sharks please consider the following: Our oceans cover approx 70% of the Earth with coral reefs being responsible for approx 70% of the air we breathe. Sharks are seriously under threat due to shark-finning. They are also top of the oceanâ€™s food chain and play a vital role in keeping the ecosystem stable and the oceans healthy and productive. The removal of these apex predators will have catastrophic effects not just on the marine ecosystem, but upon us all.You can help by please signing our petition at Not on our Menu.We really need your help to bring the number of signatures up to our 10,000 target! Our mission is to reach this target by World Ocean Day on 8th June, 2009 and to present the petition to the UN Sec General in New York calling for effective policing of member statesâ€™ legislation and implementation where there isnâ€™t any legislation."
Read more of what David has to say about this at his blog.Please sign the Petition!