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The Golden Gate MPA Collaborative & the San Francisco Bay

May 24th, 2016|

Shark Stewards is a leading partner of the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaboration, whose mission is to help communicate the importance of Marine Protected Areas along the San Francisco and Marin shorelines and assist fishermen to comply with the regulations under the Marine Life Protection Act. Become an MPA Ambassador- Join Now. This group, also lead by [...]

Shark Stewards Opposes USCG Exemption to Dump in National Marine Sanctuaries

May 10th, 2016|

The US Coast Guard is seeking exemption for dumping into the Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries. Pursuant to a request from United States Coast Guard, NOAA is considering developing future rulemaking to allow the following USCG discharges within part or all of Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries (GFNMS and CBNMS): 1. [...]

Spring Shark News

May 4th, 2016|

Celebrate the Earth, Celebrate the Ocean Its shark pupping season in the Bay. Our Shark Watch campaign has been fishing local piers and adding to our iNaturalist data base. An unfortunate die off event occurred this month killing scores of leopard sharks and rays at Berkeley Aquatic Park (reported by the PSRF). While the cause is [...]

Shark Stewards and Time Lab Team Up for a Healthier SF Bay

March 9th, 2016|

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2016 -- Shark Stewards, a nonprofit environmental leader in the local and global movement of conserving our oceans through the protection of sharks, today announced the nonprofit’s partnership with Time Lab, Inc., maker of Kid CarPool, a company dedicated to decreasing traffic and emissions by providing software solutions for kid transportation.  “Pollution [...]

Volunteer Positions

March 9th, 2016|

Shark Stewards is a grass (kelp) roots organization relying on volunteer energy to save sharks and protect ocean habitat. We always have hands on need during our Butts clean ups,  World Oceans Day and Sharktoberfest celebrations, but we also rely on volunteers for our education program, grant writing and outreach. With petitions and social media you can help [...]

Malaysian Minister Declares Three Shark Sanctuaries in Sabah

March 3rd, 2016|

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is set to declare three of its marine parks as shark sanctuaries by mid-2016 in a bid to protect the endangered marine creatures, state Tourism, Culture and Environment minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said. He said the Tun Sakaran marine park in Semporna district, Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park here and the proposed Tun Mustapha [...]

Dive in for Sharks Point Lobos

February 25th, 2016|

Become a citizen scientist, add your observations of sharks and rays, and increase scientific knowledge. Shark Stewards collects observations of sharks and rays as part of the Shark Watch program with the California Academy of Sciences. Join us on Easter March 27 for a fun dive and learn about local sharks at Point Lobos State Park. This [...]

The Big Swim for Sharks

February 17th, 2016|

As an ocean swimmer and diver I frequently swim with sharks, although most of the time I don't see them. This summer I swam from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco, entering the water not far from where a white shark had consumed a seal only a few days before.  To the soundtrack of Jaws provided by an excited seventh grader, the [...]

Malaysian Shark Alliance Protests Shark Poaching, Calls for Cessation

February 10th, 2016|

Urgent Need for Fishing Restrictions to be upheld in Marine Parks, says Sabah Shark Protection Association Kota Kinabalu, Sabah – The Sabah Shark Protection Association (SSPA) is appalled at the recently surfaced pictures of sharks killed by fishing nets in and around Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP). Mr Justinus Guntabid, Park Manager for TARP, has acknowledged [...]

How to Avoid a Great White Shark Attack

February 5th, 2016|

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 our 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 recorded white [...]