Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
Group Info Group Founded 3 Years ago Statistics 195 Members
4,699 Pageviews172 Watchers

Group Info

A group calling for all wildlife-lovers to stop and prevent the finning of sharks and foment the conservation of our marine life!
Founded 3 Years ago
Jul 13, 2010


Group Focus
Support & Cause

195 Members
172 Watchers
4,699 Pageviews
Daily Pageviews

Weekly Stats

nothing happening
1 accepted
nothing happening
nothing happening
nothing happening

Websites, facts and more!




Recommended websites:

Sharkwater (award-winning


Defenders of Wildlife:

Shark Trust

The Florida Museum of Natural History/ American Elasmobranch Society/ International Shark Attack File

ReefQuest Centre for Shark Research

Stop Shark…

Fundación Amigos de la Isla del Coco (Friends of Cocos Island foundation)



And, what is the real cost of soup?:

-Loss and devastation of shark populations around the world. Experts estimate that within a decade, most species of sharks will be lost because of longlining.

-Unsustainable fishery. The massive quantity of sharks harvested and lack of selection deplete shark populations faster than their reproductive abilities can replenish populations.

-Threatens the stability of marine ecosystems.

-Loss of sharks as a food staple for many developing countries.

-Local waters are invaded by large industrial, foreign fishing vessels that threaten traditional sustainable fisheries.

-Threatens socio-economically important recreational fisheries.

-Obstructs the collection of species-specific data that are essential for monitoring catches and implementing sustainable fisheries management.

-Wasteful of protein and other shark-based products. Up to 99 per cent of the shark is thrown away.


Shark Fact of the week:

Did you know that the single known specimen of the Irrawaddy river shark was generally dismissed as an abnormal bull shark until 2005?


You're not here because you're not logged in
  • :iconuniga:
    Uniga - Members
    Visited here 1 day, 4 hours ago
    Hasn't contributed yet
  • :iconrainbowleo:
    Visited here 2 days, 8 hours ago
    Isn't a member
  • :iconicestarstorm:
    IceStarStorm - Members
    Visited here 2 days, 11 hours ago
    Hasn't contributed yet
  • :iconcreeperaptor40:
    Visited here 4 days, 19 hours ago
    Isn't a member
  • :iconkwangrae:
    Visited here 5 days, 6 hours ago
    Isn't a member
Well, as you have seen, I just made a little concept sketch of our possible group mascot. Yeah, I know the group is still very small, but this may just give us some hope that many people will join and do their best in trying to protect sharks and other marine life around the world.
The concept sketch is only a basic idea of how it could look like, I will be later coloring it in Photoshop. But I really first need to know what YOU think about it, and give your own opinions and possible colors. You can even suggest a species! (the shark sketch I made is pretty much of a Caribbean reef shark, but I want YOU to express your personal opinion)So, what are you waiting for! If you have an idea or opinion, don't be shy and tell us what you think about it. I will then be trying out different sketches (with the ideas you said) and post them here, from there the whole group will choose one of them, and the mascot design will be official!



Almost forgot! Happy shark week! And thanks for joining!
More Journal Entries

Recent Journal Entries







Newest Members




Add a Comment:
gifmaker Jul 14, 2013  Student Artist
Finally a group with the truth of shark fin soup. Yay. Long live sharks!
After hearing some of the people at my school talking about how shark finning was okay because they "kill tons of people", and my math class working on a probability section, I made this comic about how sharks are much safer than the public thinks they are: [link]
Nothing makes people stfu like numbers :P
tobysq Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
New shark discovery off the Galapagos reported [link]
Purmiroks123 Mar 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sharky the Shark as mascot?
MaryBunnie Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Personally I'd love to see this group come more alive, it's a great project and I wish more people could become aware of the horrors of finning.

I've been planning out a sculpture on the idea of finning and hope linking directly back to the group will spark some new followers :)
Child-Of-Hades Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...A-an actual GROUP to stop shark-finning?! 8,D Good God, I'm literally crying from happiness
It makes me happy to see that the topic of finning is addressed in deviantart. People need to know about this hideous crime.
nice deviations!

I'm new to this site, i also make comic/manga.
My Manga will be released next year in stores, but i'll be uploading my manga pages earlier.
You may be the first in the near future to view my first page of 500 pages.

Good luck with your deviations.
RiceballMD Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
For all those who live in the states, particularly California Monterey Bay Aquarium is trying to pass a bill to stop the sail of shark fin in Cali! Go to the [link] and click on the "Take Action" button! Come on all! We can do this!!!
Add a Comment: