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Pledge the UN Initiative to Stop Fish Bombing

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 [...]

Aquatic Park Stewards: Marine Debris & Bay Ecosystem Conservation

Through our Aquatic Park Stewards program, 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 every other Saturday at Aquatic Park. These [...]

Add Your Voice to Stop Killing Cownose Bat Rays for Sport

CAMPAIGN UPDATE April 4, 2017. Exciting news - the bill to place a moratorium on cownose ray killing contests for 2 years while the DNR creates a fisheries management plan for the species has passed [...]

Air China Joins 35 Carriers Dropping Shark Fin, Ask Fed Ex to Join Them.

Air China joins 35 other air carriers in policy to save sharks and ban the carriage of shark fin as Fed Ex sits on their hands and ignores call to save sharks. Air China has [...]

Aquatic Park Stewards Beach Clean Up

The Aquatic Park Stewards program is helping lead the Bay marine debris prevention effort through marine debris clean-ups and quantifying marine debris. Join us cleaning and supporting Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area.  Volunteer now! Clean ups are [...]

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

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 [...]

International Outcry Against Shark Slaughter at Malaysian Tourist Island

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 [...]

Cathay Pacific Joins List of Airlines Banning Shark Fin

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 [...]

The Big Swim for Sharks

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 [...]

Shark Shepherd: Saving Sharks with Art

As part of the Sabah Shark Protection Association (SSPA), Shark Stewards is calling for Malaysia to protect its dwindling shark populations in the country, especially in Semporna. Sharks are being landed near tourist resorts and divers are [...]