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Bimini Bay’s Shark Free Marina Is Launched

Bimini Bay Resort announced its voluntary participation as the third marina resort in the Bimini Islands to join the Shark-Free Marina Initiative; taking the Bimini Islands one step closer to this marina initiative being Bimini-wide.

 
PRLog - Nov. 15, 2010 - MIAMI -- November 12, 2010 – BIMINI – Bimini Bay Resort announced its voluntary participation as the third marina resort in the Bimini Islands to join the Shark-Free Marina Initiative (www.sharkfreemarinas.com) whose purpose is to focus attention on the importance of reducing worldwide shark mortality. Bimini Bay Resort now prohibits the landing of sharks at its marinas and pledges to work in tandem with its sport fishermen to develop protocols under which threatened shark species can recover from overfishing and replenish their populations. As a leading employer of Biminites in the islands, Bimini Bay will work to create and enforce community-conscious awareness of the need to protect Bimini’s sharks and waters. “One of our main focuses in 2011 will be to encourage responsible use of our ocean,” stated Rafael Reyes, President of Bimini Bay Resort.
  The Shark Free Marina Initiative works with marinas, fishermen and non-profit groups to formulate community-conscious policies and to increase awareness of the need to protect sharks. Currently 60 to 100 million sharks are slaughtered worldwide each year, which in turn poses a serious threat to the health of the earth’s oceans. Sharks and other apex predators of the earth’s oceans help maintain healthy populations of fish and other ocean species by culling the weak from the general populations. Over the last five years, United States recreational fishing has resulted in the harvest of an average of 500,000 sharks per year.
  Bimini Bay’s participation in the Shark-Free Marina Initiative takes the Bimini Islands one step closer to this marina initiative being Bimini-wide; a boon to the shark populations of the area. Bimini is blessed to currently have healthy shark populations and this initiative will help to maintain that status into the future. The Bimini Biological Field Station (www6.miami.edu/sharklab) is informally known as the Shark lab. It is a world-renowned research facility whose subjects of study are the many species of sharks in the unique habitat of the Bimini’s North Sound and Bimini’s surrounding waters.

                                                                                ~ Bimini Bay Resort and Marina~
The island of Bimini offers jet-setters and boaters an unparalleled vacation experience at the island’s first four-star luxury vacation resort, located just 48 miles off the shore of South Florida. The ideal setting for a destination wedding, honeymoon or corporate retreat, anyone seeking a unique getaway can appreciate exceptional suite accommodations designed to provide families with ultimate comfort and space. All suites feature kitchens with granite countertops and contemporary designs with beach-chic décor and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean or Bimini Bay. The resort’s marketplace at Fisherman’s Village offers a complimentary children’s activity center with year-round activities and camps. Other amenities include water sports, an infinity pool, gourmet cuisine, two marinas--one accommodating mega yachts--and beach and poolside massage services. For more information or for reservations, please visit www.biminibayresort.com or call (242) 347-2900.

                                                                                 ~About the Island of Bimini~
Proud Island of the Bahamas: The island of Bimini is located 48 miles east of South Florida, where the Gulf Stream meets the Great Bahama Bank. Bimini is heralded for its world-famous flats fishing, offshore fishing and diving. Discovered in the 1500’s by Ponce de Leon in his quest for the Fountain of Youth, this colorful island’s abundance of unspoiled island views and emerald waters continues to attract yachting and water-sport enthusiasts searching for a relaxing haven that offers something for the entire family.

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