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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 https://youtu.be/cfND-Kke6Ac 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 [...]

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 & 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. [...]