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Chinese Shark Ambassador Darci Liu Loves Sharks

February 14th, 2017|

Shark Stewards Chinese Ambassador Darci Liu Dan speaks out in support of sharks and ocean love. Darci grew up almost 1,000 kilometers away from the nearest ocean and studied ballet until she learned to swim at the age of 18. After being introduced to the sport in 2007, she is now considered China's first female 'pro' surfer [...]

Fight for Sharks in Las Vegas

February 13th, 2017|

Visit us March 30 at our booth at the Vegas Food Expo, speaking and campaigning for sharks in stopping shark fin trade in the United States. Join us at the event March 31 with LUSH cosmetics at Mandalay Bay making friends and signs for a community ocean event April 1st. Volunteers needed for a community press event and to spread the word. [...]

Add Your Voice to Stop Killing Cownose Bat Rays for Sport

February 13th, 2017|

To Maryland State Legislators, Re: Support SB 268/House Bill 211  Cownose Ray Fishing Tournaments – Prohibition Dear Maryland Legislators, This letter is in support of Senate Bill 298/ HB 211 (Robinson, Young) to prohibit a person from organizing, sponsoring, promoting,conducting, or participating in a cownose ray fishing tournament in State waters.  Tournaments using archery equipment are [...]

Air China Joins 35 Carriers Dropping Shark Fin, Ask Fed Ex to Join Them.

January 21st, 2017|

Air China joins 35 other air carriers in policy to save sharks and ban the carriage of shark fin as Fed Ex sits on their hands and ignores call to save sharks. Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes toward trade in [...]

Passing of an Ocean Champion- Professor Steve Oakley

January 5th, 2017|

Steve Oakley collects coral fragments to transplant at Pom Pom Island My last visit to Pom Pom Island in September 2016 was bittersweet. Nearly three years since my first visit here, the coral reef on this small island off Borneo is showing promising signs of recovery. What had been a dynamite destroyed reef, now had new [...]

No Butts in the Bay Beach Clean Up

January 1st, 2017|

Shark Stewards is helping lead the Bay marine debris prevention effort through clean-ups and quantifying marine debris.  With our partners* our aim is to reduce plastic pollution in the Bay Tributaries, San Francisco Bay and adjacent beaches through direct action, education and policy. This campaign aims to raise awareness about the environmental impact of cigarette butt litter on our [...]

Kids Start a Shark and Oceans Club

December 19th, 2016|

Ocean Conservation Club- Fin Facts and Tools Below are facts and elements of a shark outreach program used by high school ocean conservation clubs. Facts: A recent study estimates that 100 million sharks are being killed for their fins to supply the shark fin trade. In 2012 1,162 tons of shark fins were imported to Hong [...]

Support the USA Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act (S.3095/H.R.5584)

December 3rd, 2016|

Globally shark populations are on the decline. One third of pelagic -open ocean sharks are threatened with extinction. Sharks are being overfished and the shark fin trade is threatening large species of sharks with extinction. Shark finning is the unsustainable and inhumane practice of cutting off a shark’s fins, often while the shark is still alive, [...]

Shark Stewards Launches Aquatic Park Stewardship Program with National Parks Service

November 29th, 2016|

Ocean conservation group Shark Stewards has partnered with the National Parks Service by adopting the Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area in San Francisco.  "We are proud of our maritime heritage and helping maintain our local National Park," said David McGuire, Director of Shark Stewards. The group is motivating volunteers from the adjacent Dolphin Rowing and Swimming Club and [...]

Thousands of Dead Sharks Discovered in the Desert

November 13th, 2016|

Las Vegas is famous for many things: from the neon lights of the Strip, to the world famous entertainers- and the tourists who flock here to see them. When we think of sharks in Vegas it may be Card Sharks and Loan Sharks, and maybe even the Rat Pack in their shining silk shark-skin suits, but we [...]