Thursday, November 02, 2017
Salute to Madison Stewart
Not old enough to drink in the U.S., this young shark conservationist is Australian Geographic's Young Conservationist of the Year. Madison Stewart wasn't old enough to drive when she started her work, taking samples of fish at markets for species ID and mercury levels, lobbying against shark netting and shark culls, and generally using every avenue she could find to explain to people that sharks were an essential part of a healthy ocean ecosystem. She is now living in Florida, and continuing her work on sharks and the safety and sustainability of fish caught for consumption. Her work is featured in a new documentary film, BLUE.