Cathay Pacific Joins List of Airlines Banning Shark Fin

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Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific announced a complete ban on shipments of shark fin today, joining over seventy international carriers to ban transport of the shark product. Concerned about the rapid decline in shark populations globally, shark conservation groups applauded the measure as another important step in reducing demand for shark fin. Scientists estimate that … Read more…

Aquatic Park Beach Watch Internship Available

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Aquatic Park Stewards Beach Watch Internship Marine Debris Clean Aquatic Park Beach Survey Internship Description With the San Francisco Dolphin Club, Shark Stewards is conducting long term beach clean ups and surveys of the Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area in San Francisco to quantify and help mitigate marine debris and reduce plastic and cigarette … Read more…

Shark Stewards Opposes USCG Exemption to Dump in National Marine Sanctuaries

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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): … Read more…

No Butts in the Bay

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With Aquarium of the Bay, Surfrider Foundation, City of San Francisco, National Park Service and other partners Shark Stewards is leading the Bay marine debris prevention effort to reduce plastic pollution in the Bay Tributaries, San Francisco Bay and adjacent beaches in the Butts out of the Bay Campaign. This campaign aims to raise awareness about the environmental … Read more…

Shark Stewards and Time Lab Team Up for a Healthier SF Bay

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2016 — Shark Stewards, a nonprofit environmental leader in the local and global movement of conserving our oceans through the protection of sharks, today announced the nonprofit’s partnership with Time Lab, Inc., maker of Kid CarPool, a company dedicated to decreasing traffic and emissions by providing software solutions for kid transportation.  … Read more…

Volunteer Positions

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Shark Stewards is a grass (kelp) roots organization relying on volunteer energy to save sharks and protect ocean habitat. We always have hands on need during our Butts clean ups,  World Oceans Day and Sharktoberfest celebrations, but we also rely on volunteers for our education program, grant writing and outreach. With petitions and social media you can … Read more…

Malaysian Minister Declares Three Shark Sanctuaries in Sabah

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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is set to declare three of its marine parks as shark sanctuaries by mid-2016 in a bid to protect the endangered marine creatures, state Tourism, Culture and Environment minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said. He said the Tun Sakaran marine park in Semporna district, Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park here and the proposed Tun … Read more…