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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 [...]

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 [...]

US Trade laws and the USA Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act (S.793)

June 22nd, 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. Join Shark Stewards supporting the US Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act. Contact  Your Representative and  Your Senators Directly and urge them to support the [...]

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, [...]

Take the Pledge to Support Four US Shark Fin Bans

February 1st, 2016|

Support stopping the shark fin trade in the USA. Since 2006 Shark Stewards has been a leader in reducing the shark fin trade and raising awareness about the plight of sharks. We are supporting banning the trade in Nevada and in the USA. Send Email in support of stopping the trade of threatened and endangered shark fins. Shark [...]

No Butts in the Bay

January 30th, 2016|

(February 5, 2016) San Francisco CA For Immediate Distribution Contact: David McGuire, Director Shark Stewards   The San Francisco Bay non-profit Shark Stewards announces an alliance to clean up beach debris to save sharks and protect fragile habitat in the San Francisco Bay. The partnership is being announced during Super Bowl 50, with a series of [...]