Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world. The lifestyle of these warm water giants is an enigma to man. Largely found in the warm waters of Australia, they migrate to India during summers. But surprisingly none knew that this giant creature - whale shark existed on the Indian coastline.
Every year, hundreds of these gentle giants are slaughtered on the shores of Gujarat, Western India. The reason - liver oil - for waterproofing boats and trawlers and now over the past few years money for exporters as shark meat, fat and fin.
This special marine species that was already at stake because of its slow regeneration, was put further under pressure due to its mindless slaughter.
The film Shores of Silence is a conservation effort to gather support to protect these enigmatic giants while offering the fishing community an alternative in the form of whale shark tourism. The film is used along the coastlines to create awareness among the fishermen who have now become the safeguards for the whale sharks. This film brought about legislative reforms both nationally and internationally. It was the first marine species to be protected under the Indian law.