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Shark Stewards Protests MSC recertification of Tuna Fishery Despite Shark Finning

October 18th, 2018|

Shark Stewards is proud to be one of the 45 Non Government Organizations (NGOs) from around the world that work on issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, sent a letter last Monday to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for granting sustainable fishing certifications to fisheries where it is acknowledged that shark [...]

Filming Sharks and MPAs with Open Explorer

October 17th, 2018|

Exploring our Sanctuary at the Gulf of the Farallones is a gift of Nature. Like many gifts, sometimes you don't quite get what you ask for. In this case, as our vessel the Silver Fox pulled into Fisherman's Cove, we were greeted by the usual welcoming committee of cavorting California sea lions, but also by the [...]

Celebrating Sharks for Sharktober

October 11th, 2018|

In this issue: Sharktober  Great White Shark night- Blue Serengeti Screenings Fed Ex Shark Fin Campaign Sharktoberfest Support Sharks, Marine National Monuments Farallon Island Expeditions Upcoming Events ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I like sharks. I like sharks a lot. Sometimes I have a few too many.  Sharktober is upon us! This is the season when we celebrate the return of the white sharks to [...]

Monitoring and Teaching in our Marine Protected Areas Using the Trident ROV

September 28th, 2018|

Shark Stewards and the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaborative are monitoring our coastal marine protected areas under our vessel based MPA watch program. On Sunday September 8, we took 15 students from the Masters of Science in Environmental Management Program at the University of San Francisco out onto the Gulf collecting  samples, observing and collecting [...]

Sharktober Farallon Island Expeditions

August 12th, 2018|

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. Join us exiting beneath the Golden Gate for an amazing photo and wildlife opportunities entering the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary on a modern day wildlife expedition. These are [...]

Summary, Sabah Shark Report 2018

June 18th, 2018|

Introduction On behalf of a collaborative group of non-profits, businesses, and registered organizations in Malaysia and in Sabah, Shark Stewards has undertaken a report to consolidate existing and unpublished data to better define the quantity and breadth of the catch of elasmobranches (sharks, skates and rays) in Malaysia, the trade of their meat and products, and [...]

How to Avoid a Great White Shark Attack

May 25th, 2018|

Yesterday I participated in a stimulating discussion with white shark survivors Maria Korcsmaros and Leeanne Ericson, scientists, surfers and life safety personnel.  Scientists, including CSU Long Beach Professor Chris Lowe, have documented an increase in juvenile and young-of year white sharks along the southern California shoreline in recent years. Tagged sharks, aerial drones and a large aquatic [...]

Photo Exhibition: Sharing and Protecting the Pacific’s Wild Places

May 3rd, 2018|

Have you ever been close enough to a whale to smell the fish on their breath, or the smile of a shark so wide you can see the inside of their gills? Have you ever crossed an ocean to land on a remote coral island so low it is obscured by the white of the surf, [...]

Updates From the Field: March 2018

March 22nd, 2018|

Dear Shark Team, Here is a brief March update. We had a huge Shark Stewards team turnout for the Ocean Film Festival with at least 16 volunteers supporting our work. We reached thousands of people, premiered our new film Alice in Borneo Wonderland, collected 100s of signatures to support the Marine National Monuments Campaign and sold [...]

Update and Action to Support the US Shark Fin Elimination Act

February 3rd, 2018|

Contact Your Congressperson to SUPPORT the US Shark Fin Trade Ban 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. [...]