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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 [...]

Trump: Hands Off Our National Marine Monuments- Act Now.

August 21st, 2017|

August 23, 2017 The 24 August deadline for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to give recommendations to President Trump on whether to alter dozens of national monuments is near, yet there is little transparency on which sites the administration will target for reductions or even wholesale elimination. Under review are 27 national monuments created since 1996, the [...]

Sharks Don’t Get A Summer Break- News Update

August 18th, 2017|

In this Newsletter. Back from Borneo, back in the Bay Area for shark lectures, film and action! Sharks don't get a summer break Back From Borneo Sharks and Ecotourism Festival of the Sea Farallon Island Excursions Sharktober Sharks don't get a summer break. With 100 million sharks and rays killed every year, they don't even get [...]

Exploring and Saving Borneo Wildlife

August 15th, 2017|

Since 2013 when we signed onto an effort to ban shark fishing in Sabah, Borneo, Shark Stewards has been active in the region in policy, data collection and restoration in Malaysia. Invited to the country by conservation partners, I was impressed by the strong conservation community, particularly in Sabah. Well known for its Orangutan, pygmy elephants [...]

Pledge the UN Initiative to Stop Fish Bombing

August 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 [...]

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 [...]