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Tell Congress to SUPPORT a US Shark Fin Trade Ban

June 28th, 2017|

Globally shark populations are on the decline. One third of pelagic -open ocean sharks are threatened with extinction. Sharks are being overfished and the shark fin trade is threatening large species of sharks with extinction. Join Shark Stewards supporting the US Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act. Contact  Your Representative and  Your Senators Directly and urge them to support the [...]

Swim For Borneo Sharks

June 21st, 2017|

Shark Stewards sixth annual Swim for Sharks is occurring across the globe in Malaysian Borneo. This awareness and fundraising swim will raise funds to rebuild the boat for the Tropical Research and Conservation Centre (TRACC) research and conservation lab. As the director of Shark Stewards, I have been working in Borneo for 5 years and am amazed at [...]

Shark Stewards on Sharks at the United Nations

June 17th, 2017|

United Nations General Assembly Hall June 5-9 I had the heady experience of participating at the United Nations Oceans Conference at UN Headquarters and participate in discussions on shark conservation, MPAs and IUU fishing including dynamite fishing. Politicians, elected officials and NGOS like Shark Stewards gathered to discuss and help resolve the multiple threats facing [...]

Nevada Governor Sandoval Signs Trafficking Bill to Protect Sharks, Rays and Wildlife

June 6th, 2017|

6/5/17 Carson City, Nevada For Immediate Distribution Contact: David McGuire, Director Shark Stewards Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law a bill that will protect endangered wildlife from trafficking and poaching in the state. The law, SB 194, will prohibit the sale of products and body parts from sharks and rays, sea turtles, elephants, rhinos, lion, [...]

Alert! Protect Wildlife and Shark Fin Nevada

May 30th, 2017|

UPDATE.  On June 5, Governor Brian Sandoval signed SB 194 into law! Contact the Governor by email Today!  http://gov.nv.gov/Contact/Email-the-Governor/ Or Phone: (775) 684-5670 and add your support for SB 194. Shark Stewards is partner with Humane Society International, Humane Society US and Dazzle Africa in legislation to reduce wildlife trafficking in Nevada. The Bill SB 194 is now on [...]

Shark Deaths Plague San Francisco Bay

May 9th, 2017|

Shark Stewards is assisting the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation investigating the die off of sharks and rays in the San Francisco Bay. Since April, hundreds of sharks and rays have been reported washing ashore inside the San Francisco bay, believed to be associated with a number of factors affecting water quality. [...]

Florida Shark Fin Law Loses Teeth

April 26th, 2017|

Watered Down Shark Fin Law Will Increase Fines, but Allow Shark Fin Trade to Continue. April 24, 2017 Florida legislators side skirted an important shark conservation measure by weakening a law that would have made the shark fin trade illegal in Florida. A similar measure in 2014 that would have made the trade of shark fin [...]

What Color is Your Easter Egg?

April 15th, 2017|

"No water, no life. No blue, no green." Dr. Sylvia Earle Nearly 10 % of the planet has some level of protection, yet the oceans have only around 3%.  Shark Stewards works everyday to increase the area of marine protection in California and across the Pacific for sharks, fish and habitat for all marine life. Starting [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]