Marine Protected Areas

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The Golden Gate MPA Collaborative and the San Francisco Bay

January 12th, 2018|

Shark Stewards is a leading partner of the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network, 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. The MPA Watch program is reaching coastal residents and visitors, [...]

Year End News From Shark Stewards

December 22nd, 2017|

Thanks to you threatened species like Blue sharks are one additional step away from extinction. This beautiful and important shark is disappearing-driven largely by the shark fin trade-yet new protection added at the Convention of Migratory Species will help these sharks. At 20 million killed each year, we are taking Blues to CITES to protect this [...]

Give the Gift of Sharks

December 13th, 2017|

This holiday season give the gift of sharks and a healthy ocean. Adopt a real living shark and get a unique certificate of a shark tagged and released to restore an overfished ecosystem and protect them in Malaysia. We can send an electronic certificate on Christmas Day! ADOPT AND NAME YOUR SHARK Shark Stewards is rescuing [...]

Zinke Recommends Trump Remove Protection to Pacific, Atlantic Marine National Monuments

December 8th, 2017|

This week President Trump announced the greatest rollback of protected public lands of any Administration in US history.  Stripping back protected National Monuments at the Bear's Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah have opened millions of acres to mining and drilling. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke’s final recommendations to the President released this week [...]

Our Big Blue Expedition, Saving Sharks and Whales in the Coral Triangle

December 8th, 2017|

Shark Stewards announces the launch of an international conservation coalition to support endangered wildlife and habitat in the Coral Triangle. The seas bounded by Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia, the Coral Triangle comprises the highest marine biodiversity in the world.  76% of the world’s coral and more than 3000 species of fish live [...]

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, Threatens Pacific Marine Protected Areas

October 18th, 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 discuss and debate [...]

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 [...]