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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 [...]

Trump Places Pacific Marine Protected Areas at Risk

October 12th, 2017|

According to a copy of the report obtained by The Washington Post September 19, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Trump modify 10 national monuments created under the last 3 administrations, shrinking the boundaries of at least four western sites, and three marine monuments. Specifically, the leak indicates that the administration has direct target to [...]

Aquatic Park Stewards: Marine Debris & Bay Ecosystem Conservation

October 7th, 2017|

The Aquatic Park Stewards program with Shark Stewards is helping lead the Bay marine debris prevention effort through clean-ups and quantifying marine debris at Aquatic Park, San Francisco.  Clean ups are the second Sunday of each month at Aquatic Park. These clean ups typically take about one- two hours and are fun team building events giving back to our [...]

Save the Bay Day- Aquatic Park Stewards Beach Clean Up

October 1st, 2017|

The Aquatic Park Stewards program is helping lead marine debris prevention through beach clean-up, quantifying marine debris, and wildlife and supporting our partners, the National Park Service. The school program brings underserved youth to the San Francisco appreciating and learning about marine ecosystems, threats and solutions. Join us cleaning and supporting Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area. [...]

Sharktober and the Devil’s Teeth

September 19th, 2017|

Thirty miles west, one can catch a glimpse of the mysterious Farallon Islands when the marine layer lifts. The coastal by Miwok Indians called them the Islands of the Dead, and the Devil's Teeth by Spanish mariners who dreaded the unseen rocks and fog shrouded spires of the Farallones. Named by explorer Juan Cabrillo, Farallones means [...]