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Give the Gift of Sharks

December 13th, 2017|

This holiday season give the gift of sharks and a healthy ocean. Adopt a real living shark and get a unique certificate of a shark tagged and released and a shark plushy. We can send an electronic certificate on Christmas Day! Adopt a Shark Sharks of the Bay and National Marine Sanctuary by Fiorella Ikue. Beautifully [...]

Global Conservation Coalition Invites Sponsors to Join Our Big Blue Expedition to Help Save Endangered Blue Whales, Wildlife, and Habitat in the Coral Triangle

December 9th, 2017|

#### ‘Swim With Us’ and Support: Presented by MWExperiences, Our Big Blue Expedition Embarks With a Special New Year’s Eve Fundraising Party in Los Angeles – Our Big Blue Expedition is a new global awareness campaign formed by conservation coalition Shark Stewards, Stop Fish Bombing, APEX Environmental, and leading underwater media company Scubazoo – – Expedition offers sponsors and their guests the [...]

Zinke Recommends Trump Remove Protection to Pacific, Atlantic Marine National Monuments

December 8th, 2017|

This week President Trump announced the greatest rollback of protected public lands of any Administration in US history.  Stripping back protected National Monuments at the Bear's Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah have opened millions of acres to mining and drilling. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke’s final recommendations to the President released this week [...]

Our Big Blue Expedition, Saving Sharks and Whales in the Coral Triangle

December 8th, 2017|

Shark Stewards announces the launch of an international conservation coalition to support endangered wildlife and habitat in the Coral Triangle. The seas bounded by Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia, the Coral Triangle comprises the highest marine biodiversity in the world.  76% of the world’s coral and more than 3000 species of fish live [...]

Blue Sharks, Whale Sharks Receive Increased International Protection

November 26th, 2017|

"The fishery for blue sharks has been estimated to remove 20 million animals every year, this may well be the single largest removal of a large wild vertebrate from the ecosystem in the world." – Ms. Gillian Shirley Tuagalu, Samoa Delegation, CMS COP12 A joint proposal by Samoa and Sri Lanka successfully listed blue sharks on Appendix [...]

Save Sabah Sharks

November 8th, 2017|

Founded in 2015, the Sabah Shark Protection Association is a non-profit organization made up of eight primary partners. These partners including Shark Stewards and other NGOs, research organisations and private businesses who share a common concern about the state of Sabah’s sharks and rays and have a common goal of conserving sharks and rays. Sharks are extremely susceptible [...]

Sharktober: How to Avoid a Great White Shark Attack

November 2nd, 2017|

It is Sharktober.  This is the term surfers refer to the months bordering and including October when peak white shark activity and shark attacks occur along the central California coastline. The Bay is the center of the Red Triangle. This area bounded by Bodega Bay, Big Sur and the Farallon Islands, has nearly half of the [...]

Stop Fish Bombing in the Coral Triangle

October 31st, 2017|

Fish bombing (also known as ‘dynamite fishing’, or ‘blast fishing’) is a destructive fishing practice in which typically homemade bombs are dropped into the ocean or onto the seabed. Shock waves produced by the explosion either stun or kill fish, some of which are then collected from the surface while the rest sink to the seabed. [...]

Mystery of the Farallones, a Melange of Marine Protection

October 22nd, 2017|

The waters outside the Golden Gate host an abundance of marine life, and a diversity of marine protection from our State MPAs to the rocks of the California Coastal National Monument to our National Marine Sanctuaries. Just outside the Golden Gate, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary reaches around the San Francisco Bay from Muir Beach on the  Marin [...]

House Moves to Dismantle Antiquities Act, Threatens Pacific Marine Protected Areas

October 18th, 2017|

The House Natural Resources Committee has voted on a new bill that would strip the Antiquities Act, a law that has protected public lands and waters in large monuments. The legislation HR 3990, introduced by Rep. Rob Bishop (R.Utah), has been fast tracked through a House Committee, failing to give members opportunity to discuss and debate [...]