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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 amazing photo and wildlife opportunities entering the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary on a modern day wildlife expedition. These are Farallon [...]

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registered organizations in Malaysia and in Sabah, Shark Stewards has undertaken a report to consolidate existing and unpublished data to better define the quantity and breadth of the catch of elasmobranches (sharks, skates and rays) in Malaysia, the trade of their meat and products, and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

National Monuments and Parks Under Attack, and How to Save Them

January 25th, 2018|

Earth Island, Shark Stewards and IMMP develop legal challenge against stripping protections of the PRI Marine National Monument From Earth Island Institute's Executive Director David Phillips January 23, 2018 Donald Trump's Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is on so radical a mission to unravel environment protections for our public lands and oceans that he's making President Reagan's [...]

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. Additionally, in January the Trump administration said it would allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all United States coastal waters, including near our west coast National Marine Sanctuaries. These national biological [...]

Tell Congress to SUPPORT a US Shark Fin Trade Ban

January 11th, 2018|

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 S 793/HR1456. Contact  Your Representatives and  Your Senators Directly and urge them to support [...]