According to a report by the United Nation Food and Agricultural Association, Malaysia is the 9th largest shark fishing nation and has risen to become ranked 3rd globally for shark fin imports. This small nation is having a serious impact on global shark populations, as well as overfishing as much as 90% of its own shark population. The Malaysian government has [...]
At 4.1 pounds per capita, shrimp is the most common seafood product consumed by Americans. Large quantities of cheap peeled shrimp are crossing our plates, but with huge hidden environmental, health and human costs. Once primarily supplied by domestic fisheries, shrimp is primarily imported from countries like India, Indonesia and Vietnam. Thailand and China are not far behind catching and culturing [...]
At the end of the year, we are asked to give a lot. Shark Stewards gives back to sharks, marine protection, and the health of the Ocean and the San Francisco Bay all year round. Please consider us for your year end, tax deductible donation. Learn more about our No Butts in the Bay Program, Golden [...]
Responses from Ms. Sharon Kobat Executive Services, United Airlines Corporate Customer Care regarding concerns about carrying shark fin on United Airlines flights. United Airlines claims they have not carried shark fin as cargo since 2008, adding the caveat within their control. We are urging United Airlines to take the mantle of leadership in true sustainability and make a public statement condemning the [...]
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.
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.
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 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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]