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It’s Shark Week: What is The Fuss About?

July 28th, 2017|

It is Shark week again and for 29 years Discovery Channel is again performing at its best and worst: frightening the naive, causing the sceptical to snort and generally filling the TV and print media with shark stories. Like well known political figures, tweeters are chiming in with thousands of random rants, shark sops and solipsisms. With the [...]

Swim For Sharks

June 21st, 2017|

Update: 15 volunteers successfully swam around Pom Pom Island in memoriam of TRACC Founder Steve Oakley. Watch for our next swim in 2018, and help us keep fighting for sharks. The fifth annual Swim for Sharks started across the globe in Malaysian Borneo. This awareness and fundraising swim rounded Pom Pom Island, to help raise funds [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Endless Summer: Searching for the Perfect Shark

April 7th, 2017|

“Everywhere they went they were greeted with a familiar cry surfers have heard 1,000 times each, quote: You guys reeeeally missed it, you should’ve been here yesterday.”  Bud Brown, Endless Summer In Bud Brown's classic adventure surfing film The Endless Summer, surfers Robert August and Mike Hynson travel the globe with longboards in tow, searching for the perfect [...]