Daring to make the difference
SWIMMERS on the Sunshine Coast are at an incredibly low risk of experiencing an interaction with a shark.
That’s the message from Tony Isaacson, a Kawana resident who has been named a finalist in the 2017 Healthy Land and Water Awards.
Mr Isaacson, who is also a marine naturalist, runs an online education platform called Dive Care Dare.
The passionate advocate is on a mission to show Australians that sharks are both essential for healthy land and water and also beneficial for tourism.
Mr Isaacson said it was about daring to make a difference.
“I believe the awards are going to flag peoples’ attention and bring some sort of awareness to what I am doing,” he said.
“I am here for the long run...I am enduring and consistent and will never give up.”
Mr Isaacson is hoping the award win could be the catalyst for him to sit down with Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Bill Byrne and Queensland Shark Control Program coordinator Jeff Krause.
He presented at a recent Senate Inquiry into shark mitigation and deterrents in Brisbane.
To vote for Mr Isaacson visit hlw.org.au/awards/ finalists.
Voting is open until August 21.
For more information visit www.divecaredare.com.
DIVE CARE DARE: Tony Isaacson is a finalist in the 2017 Healthy Land and Water Awards.