Steve Backshall MBE is our patron.
Steve is an award-winning television presenter, best known as the front man of BBC’s Deadly 60 and ITV’s Fierce. Steve is a scuba diver and shark fanatic and the perfect ambassador for promoting shark conservation. We’re incredibly proud and privileged to have his support.
Steve Backshall talks about shark fin soup and his support of our campaign.
Steve has dived with dozens of species of sharks around the world and has never missed an opportunity to characterise sharks as intelligent, magnificent and cautious creatures worthy of respect and admiration.
In 2013 he broadcast a cage-less dive with a great white shark off Guadalupe Island, Mexico, describing the encounter to his millions of fans as “… a beautiful, enriching experience.”
Bite-Back has toured the country with Steve as he delivered a shark conservation message to 60,000 young fans, ensuring the next generation grow up committed to saving the oceans.
Find out more information about Steve at stevebackshall.com
Charles Clover is the former editor of the Spectator and award-winning environmental correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. He is also the author of acclaimed book The End of the Line and a film by the same name. Charles is a signatory of Bite-Back’s shark fin soup letter. More information at fish2fork.com
Martin Clunes is a comedian and actor best known for shows that include Men Behaving Badly and Doc Martin. Martin’s fondness for animals prompted him to make the show Man to Manta co-produced by Bite-Back trustee, Tim Ecott. Martin is a signatory of Bite-Back’s shark fin soup letter.
Hugh is a chef, campaigner and promoter of sustainable seafood. His Fish Fight campaign prompted a change in European law regarding the landing of by-catch. Hugh is a signatory of Bite-Back’s shark fin soup letter. More information at fishfight.net
Ben Fogle is a presenter, writer and adventurer. He has raced in the Marathon Des Sables, rowed across the Atlantic in 49 days and crossed Antarctica in a foot race to the South Pole. Ben is a signatory of Bite-Back’s shark fin soup letter. More information at benfogle.com
Miranda Krestovnikoff is a television presenter specialising in natural history, marine and archaeological programmes. She is best known for the BBC series Coast. She is an avid promoter of conservation, especially for the marine environment. More information at mirandak.co.uk
Gordon Ramsay is a Michelin-starred chef, television presenter and author. In 2011 he presented a Channel 4 documentary, Shark Bait, exposing the horrors of shark finning and the lucrative international trade in shark fins. Gordon is a signatory of Bite-Back’s shark fin soup letter. More information at gordonramsay.com
"I consider it a huge privilege to work alongside Bite-Back as its patron."
Patron, TV presenter, adventurer