About Project Hiu
In May 2018, a small team of shark scientists, filmmakers, & surfers, lead by Madison Stewart went into a small island located in Indonesia with a mission to see if a village that relies heavily on shark fishing could thrive off tourism.
This village is built around a fishery which has been documented and shared around the world.
It is common to witness the horrific sight of large sharks and protected species being killed here.
However, this mission was not about condemning how these fishermen provide food for their families, in fact it relied on approaching fisherman with a goal of friendship and understanding.
Project Hiu aims to continue this mission and work with these shark fishermen, to turn a well known shark fishery into a thriving tourism location.
This is a whole new approach to conservation, finding new grounds with our enemies and allowing us to have an invite like never before.