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Shark Stewards Launches Aquatic Park Stewardship Program with National Parks Service

November 29th, 2016|

Ocean conservation group Shark Stewards has partnered with the National Parks Service by adopting the Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area in San Francisco.  "We are proud of our maritime heritage and helping maintain our local National Park," said David McGuire, Director of Shark Stewards. The group is motivating volunteers from the adjacent Dolphin Rowing and Swimming Club and [...]

Thousands of Dead Sharks Discovered in the Desert

November 13th, 2016|

Las Vegas is famous for many things: from the neon lights of the Strip, to the world famous entertainers- and the tourists who flock here to see them. When we think of sharks in Vegas it may be Card Sharks and Loan Sharks, and maybe even the Rat Pack in their shining silk shark-skin suits, but we [...]

Sharktober Events – Celebrating Sharks and Saving Them

August 15th, 2016|

Join Shark Stewards in our eighth year of celebrating sharks and educating the public on the need to save them with Sharktober events. Sharktober celebrates the return of the large white sharks following some 5000 miles of migration, back into our Sanctuary. These events are intended to motivate increased appreciation and protection for sharks and the ocean, [...]

Swimmers Cross San Francisco Bay in Swim for Sharks

August 9th, 2016|

On August 14 athletes from the elite open water swim group Night Train Swimmers engaged in a novel athletic challenge crossing the San Francisco Bay in a six mile swim from Tiburon to San Francisco.  The event also included 4 runners departing Tiburon making a 15 mile trek through 6 cities and crossing the Golden Gate [...]

Shark Stewards Supports CITES Appendix II Protection for Mobula Rays, 4 Species of Shark

August 8th, 2016|

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: The Conference of the Parties at C0P 17 voted to support all CITES Appendix II Proposals for Elasmobranches. Shark Stewards is working to support proposals to list the Silky Shark, Thresher Sharks and Mobula Rays under Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).  This action [...]

Shark Stewards, Sabah Shark Protection Association Adding Voice for Sabah Sharks

July 28th, 2016|

Divers Upset To See Dead Sharks On Boat Near Mabul, international call to support increased shark protection in Malaysia. SEMPORNA, 27 July 2016: Just days after photos of dead sharks emerged from Pulau Mabul off here, tourists caught on camera sharks slumped on a long boat, the tails of at least four hanging on the side. [...]

International Outcry Against Shark Slaughter at Malaysian Tourist Island

July 20th, 2016|

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Press Contact: David McGuire Sharksteward(at)gmail.com 7/19/2016 The  Sabah Shark Protection association confirmed today that photographs of sharks slaughtered and finned have come from the dive tourist destination Pulau Mabul in the Semporna region of Sabah Malaysia and near the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. “This kind of senseless shark slaughter is [...]

Cathay Pacific Joins List of Airlines Banning Shark Fin

June 24th, 2016|

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific announced a complete ban on shipments of shark fin today, joining over seventy international carriers to ban transport of the shark product. Concerned about the rapid decline in shark populations globally, shark conservation groups applauded the measure as another important step in reducing demand for shark fin. Scientists estimate that over [...]

US Trade laws and the USA Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act (S.793)

June 22nd, 2016|

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 [...]

Back to Borneo with University of San Francisco

June 16th, 2016|

I have landed back in Borneo for my fifth trip since Shark Stewards began working here in 2013. This trip is part University of San Francisco field course, part shark conservation and part film making and diving. Five days in the jungle and so far so good. As part of the University of San Francisco Tropical [...]