CIB and Guy Harvey join forces for sharks

| 05/06/2014

CNS): The Cayman Islands Brewery is teaming up with local artist Guy Harvey and his Foundation to collaborate on a limited edition series to raise funds for his work in shark conservation. Harvey’s research focuses on tracking shark populations in the region to help conservation and protection efforts of declining populations. Sharks are important to the eco system which keeps the tourism product alive in the Cayman Islands and other Caribbean countries. Having established White Tip Lager, where money is donated from its sale to the DOE’s Marine Conservation Fund, the brewery is now increasing its efforts with this additional initiative.

“During the course of the year, we will be raising funds through a Limited Edition White Tip Lager designed by Guy Harvey with his artwork and also various merchandize that will be on sale such as limited edition hats, t-shirts and other novelties,” said Matthew Leslie from the Brewery.  “We continue to keep our commitment to the DOE and this will now become a second part of our conservation fundraising efforts”
Unveiled this week at the Brewery was a large artwork display on one of the tower tanks for all to see. 

The White Tip Logo now designed with the famous Guy Harvey signature and Oceanic White Tip Shark artwork is the first in a series of designs that will be used to raise funds and awareness. 

The retail products will include T-Shirts, Hats, Mugs, Glasses and a limited edition White Tip Lager can and bottle with the Guy Harvey artwork.  Part of the proceeds from the sale of these items will go to the Foundation and these funds will be used towards purchasing more GPS Tags and also towards prize money for the 2015 Kirk Slam Fishing Tournament. 

At the recent Kirk Slam Fishing Tournament teams were able to earn $1000 for every White Tip Shark tagged and released with GPS tracking devices provided by Guy Harvey and his research team.  A total of 10 sharks were tagged and released. This was hailed as a huge success and proved popular among the fishing teams taking part hence the decision to expand the plans.

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