The International Diving Safety Commission (IDSSC) supports Mr. Jerry Taggart’s “Shark Chumming Project” flag project.
“A chumming flag is a flag that informs others that a boat is actively chumming/baiting the water with either live bait cut bait or ground bait to attract/lure and hold fish near the fishing boat.”
“A Chumming flag is recommended when targeting sharks to indicate that caution should be used when entering the water. Be advised chumming may not be allowed in all waters. For more information check your local government regulations. This flag was established in March 1997. The colour yellow and blue was chosen as it is the same colour as the nautical flag steer clear. The pictographic diagonal pattern upper left to lower right is easy to understand and see at a distance. The design was chosen for its versatility so the image can be customized.”Jerry Taggert
Article submitted by Jerry Taggert