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Fight for Sharks in Las Vegas

February 13th, 2017|

Shark Stewards is proud to support a new initiative to reduce wildlife trafficking in Nevada.  Visit us March 30 at our booth at the Vegas Food Expo, speaking and campaigning for sustainability for sharks, stopping shark fin trade in the United States, and protecting other endangered wildlife. Join us at the event March 31 with LUSH cosmetics making friends and signs for [...]

Add Your Voice to Stop Killing Cownose Bat Rays for Sport

February 13th, 2017|

To Maryland State Legislators, Re: Support SB 268/House Bill 211  Cownose Ray Fishing Tournaments – Prohibition Dear Maryland Legislators, This letter is in support of Senate Bill 298/ HB 211 (Robinson, Young) to prohibit a person from organizing, sponsoring, promoting,conducting, or participating in a cownose ray fishing tournament in State waters.  Tournaments using archery equipment are [...]

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 [...]

No Butts in the Bay Beach Clean Up

January 1st, 2017|

Shark Stewards is helping lead the Bay marine debris prevention effort through clean-ups and quantifying marine debris.  With our partners* our aim is to reduce plastic pollution in the Bay Tributaries, San Francisco Bay and adjacent beaches through direct action, education and policy. This campaign aims to raise awareness about the environmental impact of cigarette butt litter on our [...]

Support 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. Shark finning is the unsustainable and inhumane practice of cutting off a shark’s fins, often while the shark is still alive, [...]

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 [...]

The Big Swim for Sharks

February 17th, 2016|

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 white shark had consumed a seal only a few days before.  To the soundtrack of Jaws provided by an excited seventh grader, the [...]

Shark Shepherd: Saving Sharks with Art

February 1st, 2016|

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 recording a rapid decline in shark and ray species threatening dive ecotourism and the health of local marine ecosystems. SSPA President, [...]