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Save Sabah Sharks

November 8th, 2017|

Founded in 2015, the Sabah Shark Protection Association is a non-profit organization made up of eight primary partners. These partners including Shark Stewards and other NGOs, research organisations and private businesses who share a common concern about the state of Sabah’s sharks and rays and have a common goal of conserving sharks and rays. Sharks are extremely susceptible [...]

Sharktober: How to Avoid a Great White Shark Attack

November 2nd, 2017|

It is Sharktober.  This is the term surfers refer to the months bordering and including October when peak white shark activity and shark attacks occur along the central California coastline. The Bay is the center of the Red Triangle. This area bounded by Bodega Bay, Big Sur and the Farallon Islands, has nearly half of the [...]

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, Threaten Pacific Marine Protected Areas

October 18th, 2017|

October 15, 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 [...]

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 [...]

Tell Congress to SUPPORT a US Shark Fin Trade Ban

October 11th, 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 (HR 1456, Royce) and  Your Senators Directly (S.793, Booker) and urge them [...]

Aquatic Park Stewards: Marine Debris & Bay Ecosystem Conservation

October 7th, 2017|

Through our Aquatic Park Stewards program, Shark Stewards is helping lead the Bay marine debris prevention effort through clean-ups and quantifying marine debris at Aquatic Park, San Francisco.  Clean ups are every other Saturday at Aquatic Park. These clean ups typically take about one hour and are fun team building events giving back to our community. Companies and corporate [...]

Save the Bay Day- Aquatic Park Stewards Beach Clean Up

October 1st, 2017|

The Aquatic Park Stewards program is helping lead marine debris prevention through beach clean-up, quantifying marine debris, and wildlife and supporting our partners, the National Park Service. The school program brings underserved youth to the San Francisco appreciating and learning about marine ecosystems, threats and solutions. Join us cleaning and supporting Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area. [...]

Sharktober and the Devil’s Teeth

September 19th, 2017|

Thirty miles west, one can catch a glimpse of the mysterious Farallon Islands when the marine layer lifts. The coastal by Miwok Indians called them the Islands of the Dead, and the Devil's Teeth by Spanish mariners who dreaded the unseen rocks and fog shrouded spires of the Farallones. Named by explorer Juan Cabrillo, Farallones means [...]