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Help Shark Stewards Enforce the CA Shark Fin Ban

December 3rd, 2015|

It is now illegal under California State law to possess, sell, offer for sale or trade sharks fin or shark fin products.  However, violations are being reported. Fines are low, profits are high and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are undermanned.  Based on a tip, CDFW raided  the Kwong Yip Company of San Francisco and confiscated over 2000 [...]

Press Release: Swimmers call out to protect sharks by swimming for them across the San Francisco Bay.

October 25th, 2015|

10/27/15 San Francisco CA, For Immediate Distribution Contact: David McGuire Shark Stewards  (415) 350-3790, sharksteward(at)gmail.com Swimmers call out to protect sharks by swimming for them across the San Francisco Bay. On Sunday November 1, a group of elite swimmers is raising awareness on the plight of sharks by swimming 8 miles across the San Francisco Bay [...]

Press release: Malaysia Airlines Berhad announces it will not carry shark fin or other endangered wildlife products.

October 5th, 2015|

Press Release: For Immediate Distribution Media Contact David McGuire, Shark Stewards   San Francisco CA, October 5, 2015 Malaysia Airlines Berhad establishes policy for Shark and wildlife Sustainability by banning shark fin and other wildlife products as cargo on all flights. In a statement dated September 19, 2015, Malaysia Berhad (MAB) has announced an immediate ban [...]

Shark Sanctuary Malaysia

September 10th, 2015|

Shark Stewards is leading shark and ray conservation in Malaysia and Southeast Asia as part of the newly formed Sabah Shark Protection Association. The goals of this Alliance are: working with the government to limit the shark fin trade, reduce shark and ray killing observe CITES Appendix II for Hammerhead Sharks and Manta Rays create marine protected areas in [...]

Malaysia Dive in For Sharks

August 25th, 2015|

Malaysian Shark Week, Shark Fin Soup Free Sabah and Malaysian Airline Shark Fin Campaign With local dive resorts, businesses and shark activists Shark Stewards is participating in a host of Malaysian Shark Week activities beginning August 30 to support Sabah Sharks and create action to save the marine health in this region and marine wildlife before it is too late. [...]

SHARK ACTION: Support Representative Edward Lucio to Ban Texas Shark Fin Trade Texas

August 15th, 2015|

This year a new bill has been introduced that will prohibit the possession and sale of shark fins in Texas. The Bill, HB 5179 sponsored by House Member Eddie Lucio, will help stop the global decline of sharks and protect Gulf sharks by stopping the trade through Texas ports. Due to protection in place by nine [...]

Press Release: Shark Stewards Launches Malaysian Shark Week and Malaysian Airline Campaign

August 5th, 2015|

Malaysian Shark Week, Shark Fin Soup Free Sabah and Malaysian Airline Shark Fin Campaign With local dive resorts, businesses and shark activists Shark Stewards is participating in a host of Malaysian Shark Week activities beginning August 30 to support Sabah Sharks and create action to save the marine health in this region and marine wildlife before it is too late. [...]

Shark Stewards Adds Pressure on American Airlines to Drop Shark Fin

July 30th, 2015|

Recently, conservation organizations in the US and Costa Rica have exerted pressure on American Airlines for exporting US and internationally protected Hammerhead shark fins from Costa Rica, forcing the carrier to create a policy dropping shark fin as cargo. Costa Rican PRETOMA and the US based Turtle Island Restoration Network, documented hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) illegally poached from [...]

Keeping the Sharks in Shark Week- UPS Campaign

July 11th, 2015|

Saturday July 11, Take Action During Shark Week, San Francisco and Fight for Sharks Join us in a Global Day of Action for Sharks in San Francisco to urge United Parcel Service to stop shipping shark fins as cargo, and support the shark fin bans in progress. US Customs records shows tons of shark fins are being shipped [...]

Swimming With Sharks

July 4th, 2015|

This summer I swam from Alcatraz Island, entering the water not far from where a white shark had been observed preying on a pinniped 6 days before. Along with a few fellow Dolphin Club swimmers we stroked our way unharmed to Aquatic Park, past a curious sea lion, and no doubt over many species of small and [...]