Manfred Bartsch


Why is shark protection or marine conservation important to you?

I see that the shark as a top predator is important for regulating stocks in the sea. If this regulation fails, there will be some "imbalances" in the ecology of the sea.


Do you have any special skills, experiences or expertise?

  • I am a diving instructor and a passionate "trainer". If something interests me (and sharks do), I can get into it and compile and pass on my acquired knowledge.
  • 34 years in the German Armed Forces have at least greatly enhanced my ability to train. With my personal interest in nature and ecological contexts, I am always ready to absorb new information and pass it on.

And which is your favourite shark?

Scyliorhinus canicula (lat.)

Kleingefleckter Katzenhai (dt.)

Lesser spotted dogfish (engl.)

Can't be done, doesn't exist.

(There is always a way, this is true in daily life, in diving, so is the protection of sharks).

Richard Branson