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Tell Congress to SUPPORT a US Shark Fin Trade Ban

June 28th, 2017|

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. Join Shark Stewards supporting the US Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act. Contact  Your Representative and  Your Senators Directly and urge them to support the [...]

Swim For Borneo Sharks

June 21st, 2017|

Shark Stewards sixth annual Swim for Sharks is occurring across the globe in Malaysian Borneo. This awareness and fundraising swim will raise funds to rebuild the boat for the Tropical Research and Conservation Centre (TRACC) research and conservation lab. As the director of Shark Stewards, I have been working in Borneo for 5 years and am amazed at [...]

Shark Stewards on Sharks at the United Nations

June 17th, 2017|

United Nations General Assembly Hall June 5-9 I had the heady experience of participating at the United Nations Oceans Conference at UN Headquarters and participate in discussions on shark conservation, MPAs and IUU fishing including dynamite fishing. Politicians, elected officials and NGOS like Shark Stewards gathered to discuss and help resolve the multiple threats facing [...]

Nevada Governor Sandoval Signs Trafficking Bill to Protect Sharks, Rays and Wildlife

June 6th, 2017|

6/5/17 Carson City, Nevada For Immediate Distribution Contact: David McGuire, Director Shark Stewards Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law a bill that will protect endangered wildlife from trafficking and poaching in the state. The law, SB 194, will prohibit the sale of products and body parts from sharks and rays, sea turtles, elephants, rhinos, lion, [...]

Alert! Protect Wildlife and Shark Fin Nevada

May 30th, 2017|

UPDATE.  On June 5, Governor Brian Sandoval signed SB 194 into law! Contact the Governor by email Today!  http://gov.nv.gov/Contact/Email-the-Governor/ Or Phone: (775) 684-5670 and add your support for SB 194. Shark Stewards is partner with Humane Society International, Humane Society US and Dazzle Africa in legislation to reduce wildlife trafficking in Nevada. The Bill SB 194 is now on [...]

Shark Deaths Plague San Francisco Bay

May 9th, 2017|

Shark Stewards is assisting the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation investigating the die off of sharks and rays in the San Francisco Bay. Since April, hundreds of sharks and rays have been reported washing ashore inside the San Francisco bay, believed to be associated with a number of factors affecting water quality. [...]

Pledge the UN Initiative to Stop Fish Bombing

May 3rd, 2017|

Freshly Blasted Reef: Photo Credit ScubaZoo 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 [...]

Trump Moves to Dismantle National Monuments

April 28th, 2017|

Marine Protected Areas Also at Risk. WASHINGTON—President Trump announced a plan to consider scaling back protection of 27 national monuments around the country with serious potential impacts on marine, land and cultural resources.  By signing The Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act, Trump authorizes Secretary Ryan Zinke at the Department of [...]

Florida Shark Fin Law Loses Teeth

April 26th, 2017|

Watered Down Shark Fin Law Will Increase Fines, but Allow Shark Fin Trade to Continue. April 24, 2017 Florida legislators side skirted an important shark conservation measure by weakening a law that would have made the shark fin trade illegal in Florida. A similar measure in 2014 that would have made the trade of shark fin [...]

What Color is Your Easter Egg?

April 15th, 2017|

"No water, no life. No blue, no green." Dr. Sylvia Earle Nearly 10 % of the planet has some level of protection, yet the oceans have only around 3%.  Shark Stewards works everyday to increase the area of marine protection in California and across the Pacific for sharks, fish and habitat for all marine life. Starting [...]