We are pleased to announce that Blue Planet Society have succeeded in forcing almost all the major corporate sponsors of USA shark tournaments to withdraw their support from these competitive shark-killing events.
AON, Astoria Bank, Budweiser, BASF, Foley Caterpillar, Goslings Rum, Lexus, Merrill Lynch, Toyota, Royal Bank of Canada and Yamaha Outboards have all pulled out of shark tournament sponsorship at our request.
Home Depot and Garmin are the last remaining large corporate sponsors of shark tournaments in the USA. Blue Planet Society will continue pressurising these corporations until they also withdraw from supporting shark sportfishing.
Successfully targeting corporate sponsors is the first step in Blue Planet Society’s ongoing campaign to end catch-and-kill shark tournaments globally.