Category Archives: Campaigns

A leopard shark scatters a school of fusiliers

Quiz Night for Sharks

As our Shark Campaign GET SHARKS OFF THE HOOK gains momentum around Khao Lak we will get a further boost from a fund raising Quiz Night to be held at Walkers Inn on 1st May 2013.

Quiz night has been a regular feature for Khao Lak residents for the past few years, raising money for worthwhile local causes. This time round quiz night will help raise funds for our shark friendly materials. Each restaurant and business that supports Get Sharks Off the Hook receives posters and stickers to help raise awareness for the plight of sharks in the Andaman Sea and promotes their establishment as shark friendly. Continue reading

Sarah checks the Get Sharks Off the Hook sticker at Mars Bar & Cafe

No sharks on the menu

Sarah visits Mars Bar & Cafe with Get Sharks Off the Hook posters

For once, visiting Mars Bar on more official business.

It is the beginning of April and it is mid-afternoon, the heat of the day. But the heat and the sweat are quickly forgotten as soon as restaurant owners welcome us with a big smile on their faces. It is great to see that the local people of Khao Lak recognise the problem with shark fishing and that they can become aware of this, by showing customers they are having no sharks on their menu. Continue reading

Moken Sea Gypsy with Glasses

Moken Campaign 2012

Novice monk at Ma Kyone GaletOur first campaign in March 2011 had been an outstanding success considering our lack of experience in community work. We visited Ma Kyone Galet, one of the largest Moken villages in the Mergui Archipelago, with unwanted or used glasses to distribute amongst the Moken people to help improve the quality of life for those with poor eye sight. Last minute preparations had somehow been enough. Continue reading

Moken Campaign 2011

MV Similan JazzDuring the 2010-2011 Andaman Sea diving season See & Sea with the staff of MV Similan Jazz, had collected unwanted or used glasses to distribute amongst the Moken people to help improve the quality of life for those with poor eye sight. On 1 March 2011 MV Jazz embarked on her third Burma 9 Day Discovery Trip, a trip planned with adventure and discovery at heart but also with important work to do. In attendance were Dr Andrea Marshall & Dr Lindsay Marshall, two world renowned marine biologists. Continue reading