Marine Protected Areas

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The Golden Gate MPA Collaborative & the San Francisco Bay

May 24th, 2016|

Shark Stewards is a leading partner of the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaboration, whose mission is to help communicate the importance of Marine Protected Areas along the San Francisco and Marin shorelines and assist fishermen to comply with the regulations under the Marine Life Protection Act. Become an MPA Ambassador- Join Now. This group, also lead by [...]

Shark Stewards Opposes USCG Exemption to Dump in National Marine Sanctuaries

May 10th, 2016|

The US Coast Guard is seeking exemption for dumping into the Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries. Pursuant to a request from United States Coast Guard, NOAA is considering developing future rulemaking to allow the following USCG discharges within part or all of Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries (GFNMS and CBNMS): 1. [...]

Marine Protected Areas of the Golden Gate Region

January 31st, 2016|

Shark Stewards is a partner of the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaboration, whose mission is to help communicate the importance of Marine Protected Areas along the San Francisco and Marin shorelines and assist fishermen to comply with the regulations under the Marine Life Protected Act. Become an MPA Ambassador- Join Now. This group, represented by State [...]

Save Sabah Sharks

January 3rd, 2016|

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 [...]

Shark Sanctuary, Marine Protected Areas of the Golden Gate

January 1st, 2016|

 Protecting sharks and the Entire Ecosystem. The San Francisco Bay is an important and complex ecological system whose influence extends from the Sierra to the Sea.  In the past century, the Bay has undergone dramatic change. Nearly 95 % of wetlands habitat have been impacted.  Dredging, pollution and toxic runoff have impacted marine life and overfishing is [...]

Exploring the Devils Teeth, Expedition to the Farallon Islands

September 15th, 2015|

Few people think of the waters off San Francisco as mysterious, but just offshore are a small group of islands rooted in history, drama and danger. Frequently shrouded by fog and engulfed by foam and waves, the Farallon Islands are a small group of rocky islands located 28 miles off the coast of San Francisco.  Called the Devils Teeth by ancient [...]

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. [...]

High Whale Numbers Recorded in Sanctuaries- Join Shark Stewards on an Expedition

August 10th, 2015|

Join Shark Stewards on our specialized Sharktober Farallon Island expeditions, viewing wildlife and learning about sharks. More details here. Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank national marine sanctuaries, and Point Blue Conservation Science's Applied California Current Ecosystem Studies cruise recently encountered several large concentrations (130-160 whales) of feeding humpback and blue whales, and many seabirds and chicks, off Sonoma [...]

Help Protect Dusky & Hammerhead Sharks

March 15th, 2015|

In February and March 2013, Shark Stewards participated in submitting separate petitions to list the Northwest Atlantic populations of dusky shark and great hammerhead shark as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In April and May 2013, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) concluded that a listing may be warranted for both NW Atlantic and global populations of dusky and great hammerhead sharks and [...]

Exploring and Explaining Gulf of the Farallones Marine Ecosystems

February 15th, 2015|

This weekend we visited the Gulf of the Farallones twice, with each day providing unique and memorable experiences.  Saturday we lead a University of San Francisco ecosystems class out into the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. These field courses introduce students to marine ecosystems, marine life and management challenges for both.  Starting with estuarine ecosystems we move [...]