Category Archives: Shark Finning

Global Ocean fights for Sharks in EU

Shark Fin Packet Food

I am the spokesperson on sharks for the Global Ocean, a non-profit organisation based in the UK, and was recently asked to assist them with a lobbying campaign they initiated to stop shark finning in the EU.  Passionate conservationists who are dedicated to the conservation of marine life run Global Ocean. The organization acts as…

The Horror of Japan’s Shark Fin Capital

The Horror of Japan's Shark Fin Capital

I know I promised to share some of my experiences and images of the sardine run but something demanding as much awareness as possible landed in my inbox this week, which I feel compelled to share with you. Before sharing this some important local news which is long overdue: last week the press revealed that…

Sea Shepherd’s Shark Finning Film (warning: not for sensitive viewers)

Lesley Rochat - Shark Warrior

I was recently sent this link, which is on YouTube. Judging by the comments it is upsetting a lot of people. It is brutal. It is also a direct analogy to the barbaric practice of shark finning. Sharks in Deep Trouble has equally violent footage, but of sharks being finned, blood squirting from their finless…

Sharks in Deep Trouble Wins More Awards!

Sharks in Deep Trouble Film by Lesley Rochat

I am proud to announce that my film, Sharks in Deep Trouble, has won yet another award, making it the sixth to date. It won Best Information Film Award, Film Category A, at the 36th World Festival of Underwater Pictures held in Marseille, France in November.I never had any idea when making the film that…

SHARKS IN DEEP TROUBLE WINS AWARDS!

Sharks in Deep Trouble - A Film by Lesley Rochat

Sharks in Deep Trouble has won another two awards at the International Celebrate the Sea Film Festival held in Philippines. It has been credited with five awards so far from three international festivals, and this time I won a liveaboard package in Indonesia, an underwater photographer’s dream, I can’t wait for that much needed break!…