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Trump Moves to Dismantle National Monuments

April 28th, 2017|

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 The Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act, Trump authorizes Secretary Ryan Zinke at the Department of [...]

Aquatic Park Stewards: Beach Clean Ups & Bay Ecosystem Conservation

April 7th, 2017|

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 clean ups typically take about one hour and are fun team building events giving back to our community. Companies and corporate [...]

Wildlife and Shark Protection, Nevada

February 13th, 2017|

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 link and vote FOR SB194 to make illegal the trafficking of wildlife including elephant ivory, whale, large cat, pangolin, shark fins and [...]

Add Your Voice to Stop Killing Cownose Bat Rays for Sport

February 13th, 2017|

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 the full legislature! It now goes to the Governor for his signature. To Maryland State Legislators, Re: Support SB 268/House Bill [...]

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

January 21st, 2017|

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 become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes toward trade in [...]

Aquatic Park Stewards Beach Clean Up

January 1st, 2017|

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 every other Saturday at Aquatic Park. Next clean up is a special Earth Day clean up between 9 and noon on  4/22. [...]

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

December 3rd, 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. Please Add Your Voice and Sign the Petition! Shark finning is the unsustainable and inhumane practice of cutting off a shark’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]