We are excited to welcome aboard Dr Patrick Rice and the Shark Defense Team. They bring with them shark safe repellents which will undoubtedly serve a great purpose. Welcome aboard!
SharkDefense began as the humble Oak Ridge Shark Lab in northern New Jersey and was founded in September 2001 by Eric and Jean Stroud. Its early work sought to research the existence of trace chemical messengers in elasmobranchs and to develop a series of highly selective chemical shark repellents using state-of-the-art analytical and synthesis techniques. Many successes in this initial research effort have led to new discoveries in shark repellent technologies, particularly for bycatch reduction.
SharkDefense Technologies LLC is a scientific research and development company, an SAM vendor, and is in good standing in the state of New Jersey, USA.
Our Mission Statement
“SharkDefense Technologies LLC is the leading researcher of chemical, electrochemical, and magnetic shark repellents. Its primary mission is to research and develop shark bycatch reduction devices. Its secondary mission is to research and develop shark repellents for rescue operations, aquaculture, and alternatives to shark netting.”
Our Animal Humanity
Great care is taken to ensure that our test specimens, both captive and wild, are not harmed during our research. This means that we follow IACUC procedures in the United States and that we hold Bahamian research permits and a collection permit for tests in the Bahamas.www.sharkdefense.com