Hawaii Shark Week Sure to Thrill Viewers
Honolulu, Hawaii, July 29 (DHN) – Are you fascinated by Sharks in Hawaii? You are in luck, because this Sunday marks the beginning of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. This annual week long ode to the ocean’s most cunning predator is now in its 24thyear, and it continues to be one of the most popular events on cable television. Don’t think the Discovery Channel is just resting on its laurels and taking for granted the massive popularity of Shark Week. With the 2011 Shark Week, the Discovery Channel has enlisted the aid of Saturday Night Live funnyman Andy Samberg to host these prime time specials.While the shows aired during Shark Week are highly entertaining, they are also a bit sensational in nature. Yes, sharks can be dangerous, but they are by no means bloodthirsty human killers. It is also disheartening that the Discovery Channel doesn’t spend anytime focusing on the effect of shark fishing (for shark fins) on the rapidly declining shark population.Hawaii made the news by being the first government in the world to ban the possession of shark fins in June of 2010. After a one year grace period, the State of Hawaii enacted a no tolerance ban for restaurants in Hawaii on July 1, 2011. First time offenders will be fined between $5,000 and $15,000. Science has indicated that over 70 million sharks are killed each year for their fins.