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Trump Moves to Dismantle National Monuments

Marine Protected Areas Also at Risk. WASHINGTON—President Trump announced a plan to consider scaling back protection of 27 national monuments around the country with serious potential impacts on marine, land and cultural resources.  By signing [...]

Aquatic Park Stewards: Beach Clean Ups & 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 [...]

Wildlife and Shark Protection, Nevada

Shark Stewards is partner with HSUS in new legislation to reduce wildlife trafficking in Nevada. UPDATE: The bill has passed the Nevada a full Senate vote and is advancing to an Assembly committee. Nevada Residents: Click the [...]

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 [...]

US Trade laws and the USA Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act (S.3095/H.R.5584)

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. [...]

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 [...]