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Chinese Shark Ambassador Darci Liu Loves Sharks

February 14th, 2017|

Shark Stewards Chinese Ambassador Darci Liu Dan speaks out in support of sharks and ocean love. Darci grew up almost 1,000 kilometers away from the nearest ocean and studied ballet until she learned to swim at the age of 18. After being introduced to the sport in 2007, she is now considered China's first female 'pro' surfer [...]

Passing of an Ocean Champion- Professor Steve Oakley

January 5th, 2017|

Steve Oakley collects coral fragments to transplant at Pom Pom Island My last visit to Pom Pom Island in September 2016 was bittersweet. Nearly three years since my first visit here, the coral reef on this small island off Borneo is showing promising signs of recovery. What had been a dynamite destroyed reef, now had new [...]

Shark Stewards Launches Aquatic Park Stewardship Program with National Parks Service

November 29th, 2016|

Ocean conservation group Shark Stewards has partnered with the National Parks Service by adopting the Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area in San Francisco.  "We are proud of our maritime heritage and helping maintain our local National Park," said David McGuire, Director of Shark Stewards. The group is motivating volunteers from the adjacent Dolphin Rowing and Swimming Club and [...]

Thousands of Dead Sharks Discovered in the Desert

November 13th, 2016|

Las Vegas is famous for many things: from the neon lights of the Strip, to the world famous entertainers- and the tourists who flock here to see them. When we think of sharks in Vegas it may be Card Sharks and Loan Sharks, and maybe even the Rat Pack in their shining silk shark-skin suits, but we [...]

2016 Articles and Video on Shark Steward’s Work in Borneo

September 8th, 2016|

TRACC Reef Restoration in Seven Seas Magazine, September 2016 https://vimeo.com/173289640 Episode of Borneo from Below- Coral Reefs in Crisis Shark Sanctuaries Diving and Saving the Sharks of Sipadan Seven Seas Magazine, July 2016 Episode Borneo From Below  Cute Catsharks on the Hook Sabah Borneo: Sharks Slaughterhouse or Sanctuary? The Coral Triangle, Amazon of the Ocean August 2016 [...]

Swimmers Cross San Francisco Bay in Swim for Sharks

August 9th, 2016|

On August 14 athletes from the elite open water swim group Night Train Swimmers engaged in a novel athletic challenge crossing the San Francisco Bay in a six mile swim from Tiburon to San Francisco.  The event also included 4 runners departing Tiburon making a 15 mile trek through 6 cities and crossing the Golden Gate [...]

Shark Stewards, Sabah Shark Protection Association Adding Voice for Sabah Sharks

July 28th, 2016|

Divers Upset To See Dead Sharks On Boat Near Mabul, international call to support increased shark protection in Malaysia. SEMPORNA, 27 July 2016: Just days after photos of dead sharks emerged from Pulau Mabul off here, tourists caught on camera sharks slumped on a long boat, the tails of at least four hanging on the side. [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Challenge to California Shark Fin Ban

May 24th, 2016|

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 For Immediate Distribution U.S. Supreme Court Denies Challenge to California Shark Fin Ban California’s ban on the possession and sale of shark fins survived a third legal challenge Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by San Francisco Bay Area shark fin suppliers and sellers of shark fin soup, a [...]

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. [...]

Spring Shark News

May 4th, 2016|

Celebrate the Earth, Celebrate the Ocean Its shark pupping season in the Bay. Our Shark Watch campaign has been fishing local piers and adding to our iNaturalist data base. An unfortunate die off event occurred this month killing scores of leopard sharks and rays at Berkeley Aquatic Park (reported by the PSRF). While the cause is [...]