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Global Conservation Coalition Invites Sponsors to Join Our Big Blue Expedition to Help Save Endangered Blue Whales, Wildlife, and Habitat in the Coral Triangle

December 9th, 2017|

#### ‘Swim With Us’ and Support: Presented by MWExperiences, Our Big Blue Expedition Embarks With a Special New Year’s Eve Fundraising Party in Los Angeles – Our Big Blue Expedition is a new global awareness campaign formed by conservation coalition Shark Stewards, Stop Fish Bombing, APEX Environmental, and leading underwater media company Scubazoo – – Expedition offers sponsors and their guests the [...]

Blue Sharks, Whale Sharks Receive Increased International Protection

November 26th, 2017|

"The fishery for blue sharks has been estimated to remove 20 million animals every year, this may well be the single largest removal of a large wild vertebrate from the ecosystem in the world." – Ms. Gillian Shirley Tuagalu, Samoa Delegation, CMS COP12 A joint proposal by Samoa and Sri Lanka successfully listed blue sharks on Appendix [...]

Stop Fish Bombing in the Coral Triangle

October 31st, 2017|

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 surface while the rest sink to the seabed. [...]

House Moves to Dismantle Antiquities Act, Threatens Pacific Marine Protected Areas

October 18th, 2017|

The House Natural Resources Committee has voted on a new bill that would strip the Antiquities Act, a law that has protected public lands and waters in large monuments. The legislation HR 3990, introduced by Rep. Rob Bishop (R.Utah), has been fast tracked through a House Committee, failing to give members opportunity to discuss and debate [...]

Trump Places Pacific Marine Protected Areas at Risk

October 12th, 2017|

According to a copy of the report obtained by The Washington Post September 19, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Trump modify 10 national monuments created under the last 3 administrations, shrinking the boundaries of at least four western sites, and three marine monuments. Specifically, the leak indicates that the administration has direct target to [...]

Tell Congress to SUPPORT a US Shark Fin Trade Ban

October 11th, 2017|

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 (HR 1456, Royce) and  Your Senators Directly (S.793, Booker) and urge them [...]

Aquatic Park Stewards: Marine Debris & Bay Ecosystem Conservation

October 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 [...]

Save the Bay Day- Aquatic Park Stewards Beach Clean Up

October 1st, 2017|

The Aquatic Park Stewards program is helping lead marine debris prevention through beach clean-up, quantifying marine debris, and wildlife and supporting our partners, the National Park Service. The school program brings underserved youth to the San Francisco appreciating and learning about marine ecosystems, threats and solutions. Join us cleaning and supporting Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]