Vineyard Vines cancels shark tournament sponsorship

Clothing retailer Vineyard Vines joins a long list of corporations including AON, Astoria Bank, Budweiser, BASF, Foley Caterpillar, Goslings Rum, Lexus, Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank of Canada, Toyota and West Marine that have pulled out of shark tournament sponsorship at Blue Planet Society’s request.

The statement issued by Vineyard Vines to Blue Planet Society on Twitter reads:

“We want to let you know that we are officially removed from this sponsorship [Destin Fishing Rodeo]. Our logos will be taken out of all digital marketing and any live marketing in the Destin area. Thank you again for bringing this to our attention!”.

Blue Planet Society thanks Vineyard Vines for making the right decision for threatened shark species and the health of the ocean.

Take part in our campaign to #EndSharkTournaments by signing our petition here https://www.change.org/p/noaa-fisheries-end-shark-tournaments

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Blue Planet Society is a self-funded, volunteer pressure group campaigning to end the overexploitation of the world’s ocean. Follow Blue Planet Society on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.