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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 [...]

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 [...]

Aquatic Park Stewards: Beach Clean Ups & Bay Ecosystem Conservation

April 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 [...]

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/yED-eb3SgXo 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 [...]

Farallon Island Expeditions 2017

April 7th, 2017|

Take a journey to the Devil's Teeth.  Join Shark Conservationist and Naturalist David McGuire and other wildlife specialists celebrating sharks in a life-changing experience searching the Gulf of the Farallones for whales, wildlife and our finny friends. These specialized natural history tours focus on science and adventure, delving into geological, biological and historical aspects of the Greater [...]

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 [...]

Wildlife and Shark Protection, Nevada

February 13th, 2017|

Shark Stewards is partner with HSUS in new legislation to reduce wildlife trafficking in Nevada. UPDATE: The bill has passed the Nevada a full Senate vote and is advancing to an Assembly committee. Nevada Residents: Click the link and vote FOR SB194 to make illegal the trafficking of wildlife including elephant ivory, whale, large cat, pangolin, shark fins and [...]

Add Your Voice to Stop Killing Cownose Bat Rays for Sport

February 13th, 2017|

CAMPAIGN UPDATE April 4, 2017. Exciting news - the bill to place a moratorium on cownose ray killing contests for 2 years while the DNR creates a fisheries management plan for the species has passed the full legislature! It now goes to the Governor for his signature. To Maryland State Legislators, Re: Support SB 268/House Bill [...]

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 [...]