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The Golden Gate MPA Collaborative and the San Francisco Bay

January 12th, 2018|

Shark Stewards is a leading partner of the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network, whose mission is to help communicate the importance of Marine Protected Areas along the San Francisco and Marin shorelines and assist fishermen to comply with the regulations under the Marine Life Protection Act. The MPA Watch program is reaching coastal residents and visitors, [...]

Defend Our California National Marine Sanctuaries from Oil & Overfishing

January 11th, 2018|

NOAA has received a mandate to review the status of all National Marine Sanctuaries, potentially allowing increased offshore oil and commercial fishing. These national biological and cultural treasures are our Nation's legacy and critical for the long term health of marine ecosystems, our economy and our heritage. We urge NOAA and the Department of Commerce to [...]

Year End News From Shark Stewards

December 22nd, 2017|

Thanks to you threatened species like Blue sharks are one additional step away from extinction. This beautiful and important shark is disappearing-driven largely by the shark fin trade-yet new protection added at the Convention of Migratory Species will help these sharks. At 20 million killed each year, we are taking Blues to CITES to protect this [...]

Give the Gift of Sharks

December 13th, 2017|

This holiday season give the gift of sharks and a healthy ocean. Adopt a real living shark and get a unique certificate of a shark tagged and released to restore an overfished ecosystem and protect them in Malaysia. We can send an electronic certificate on Christmas Day! ADOPT AND NAME YOUR SHARK Shark Stewards is rescuing [...]

Global Conservation Coalition Invites Sponsors to Join Our Big Blue Expedition to Help Save Endangered Blue Whales, Wildlife, and Habitat in the Coral Triangle

December 9th, 2017|

#### ‘Swim With Us’ and Support: Presented by MWExperiences, Our Big Blue Expedition Embarks With a Special New Year’s Eve Fundraising Party in Los Angeles – Our Big Blue Expedition is a new global awareness campaign formed by conservation coalition Shark Stewards, Stop Fish Bombing, APEX Environmental, and leading underwater media company Scubazoo – – Expedition offers sponsors and their guests the [...]

Zinke Recommends Trump Remove Protection to Pacific, Atlantic Marine National Monuments

December 8th, 2017|

This week President Trump announced the greatest rollback of protected public lands of any Administration in US history.  Stripping back protected National Monuments at the Bear's Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah have opened millions of acres to mining and drilling. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke’s final recommendations to the President released this week [...]

Our Big Blue Expedition, Saving Sharks and Whales in the Coral Triangle

December 8th, 2017|

Shark Stewards announces the launch of an international conservation coalition to support endangered wildlife and habitat in the Coral Triangle. The seas bounded by Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia, the Coral Triangle comprises the highest marine biodiversity in the world.  76% of the world’s coral and more than 3000 species of fish live [...]

Blue Sharks, Whale Sharks Receive Increased International Protection

November 26th, 2017|

"The fishery for blue sharks has been estimated to remove 20 million animals every year, this may well be the single largest removal of a large wild vertebrate from the ecosystem in the world." – Ms. Gillian Shirley Tuagalu, Samoa Delegation, CMS COP12 A joint proposal by Samoa and Sri Lanka successfully listed blue sharks on Appendix [...]

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 [...]