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Stop Fish Bombing in the Coral Triangle

October 31st, 2017|

Fish bombing (also known as ‘dynamite fishing’, or ‘blast fishing’) is a destructive fishing practice in which typically homemade bombs are dropped into the ocean or onto the seabed. Shock waves produced by the explosion either stun or kill fish, some of which are then collected from the surface while the rest sink to the seabed. [...]

Mystery of the Farallones, a Melange of Marine Protection

October 22nd, 2017|

The waters outside the Golden Gate host an abundance of marine life, and a diversity of marine protection from our State MPAs to the rocks of the California Coastal National Monument to our National Marine Sanctuaries. Just outside the Golden Gate, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary reaches around the San Francisco Bay from Muir Beach on the  Marin [...]

House Moves to Dismantle Antiquities Act, Threaten Pacific Marine Protected Areas

October 18th, 2017|

October 15, 2017 The House Natural Resources Committee has voted on a new bill that would strip the Antiquities Act, a law that has protected public lands and waters in large monuments. The legislation HR 3990, introduced by Rep. Rob Bishop (R.Utah), has been fast tracked through a House Committee, failing to give members opportunity to [...]

Trump Places Pacific Marine Protected Areas at Risk

October 12th, 2017|

According to a copy of the report obtained by The Washington Post September 19, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Trump modify 10 national monuments created under the last 3 administrations, shrinking the boundaries of at least four western sites, and three marine monuments. Specifically, the leak indicates that the administration has direct target to [...]

Trump: Hands Off Our National Marine Monuments- Act Now.

August 21st, 2017|

August 23, 2017 The 24 August deadline for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to give recommendations to President Trump on whether to alter dozens of national monuments is near, yet there is little transparency on which sites the administration will target for reductions or even wholesale elimination. Under review are 27 national monuments created since 1996, the [...]

Swim For Sharks

June 21st, 2017|

Update: 15 volunteers successfully swam around Pom Pom Island in memoriam of TRACC Founder Steve Oakley. Watch for our next swim in 2018, and help us keep fighting for sharks. The fifth annual Swim for Sharks started across the globe in Malaysian Borneo. This awareness and fundraising swim rounded Pom Pom Island, to help raise funds [...]

Trump Moves to Dismantle National Monuments

April 28th, 2017|

Marine Protected Areas Also at Risk. WASHINGTON—President Trump announced a plan to consider scaling back protection of 27 national monuments around the country with serious potential impacts on marine, land and cultural resources.  By signing The Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act, Trump authorizes Secretary Ryan Zinke at the Department of [...]

Endless Summer: Searching for the Perfect Shark

April 7th, 2017|

“Everywhere they went they were greeted with a familiar cry surfers have heard 1,000 times each, quote: You guys reeeeally missed it, you should’ve been here yesterday.”  Bud Brown, Endless Summer In Bud Brown's classic adventure surfing film The Endless Summer, surfers Robert August and Mike Hynson travel the globe with longboards in tow, searching for the perfect [...]

Large Scale Marine Protection Introduced by Obama Under the Antiquities Act. What will President Trump do?

January 28th, 2017|

Posted by David McGuire of Shark Stewards in Ocean Views on January 29, 2017 President Obama used executive powers to protect 550 million acres of land and ocean during his presidency, leaving the largest land and marine protection legacy of any president. Applying the Antiquities Act, President Obama more than doubled the existing marine protection in [...]

The Golden Gate MPA Collaborative and 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. Part of a statewide network, [...]