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2016 Articles and Video on Shark Steward’s Work in Borneo

September 8th, 2016|

TRACC Reef Restoration in Seven Seas Magazine, September 2016 https://vimeo.com/173289640 Episode of Borneo from Below- Coral Reefs in Crisis Shark Sanctuaries Diving and Saving the Sharks of Sipadan Seven Seas Magazine, July 2016 Episode Borneo From Below  Cute Catsharks on the Hook Sabah Borneo: Sharks Slaughterhouse or Sanctuary? The Coral Triangle, Amazon of the Ocean August 2016 [...]

Sharktober Events – Celebrating Sharks and Saving Them

August 15th, 2016|

Join Shark Stewards in our eighth year of celebrating sharks and educating the public on the need to save them with Sharktober events. Sharktober celebrates the return of the large white sharks following some 5000 miles of migration, back into our Sanctuary. These events are intended to motivate increased appreciation and protection for sharks and the ocean, [...]

Swimmers Cross San Francisco Bay in Swim for Sharks

August 9th, 2016|

On August 14 athletes from the elite open water swim group Night Train Swimmers engaged in a novel athletic challenge crossing the San Francisco Bay in a six mile swim from Tiburon to San Francisco.  The event also included 4 runners departing Tiburon making a 15 mile trek through 6 cities and crossing the Golden Gate [...]

Shark Stewards Supports CITES Appendix II Protection for Mobula Rays, 4 Species of Shark

August 8th, 2016|

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: The Conference of the Parties at C0P 17 voted to support all CITES Appendix II Proposals for Elasmobranches. Shark Stewards is working to support proposals to list the Silky Shark, Thresher Sharks and Mobula Rays under Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).  This action [...]

Shark Stewards, Sabah Shark Protection Association Adding Voice for Sabah Sharks

July 28th, 2016|

Divers Upset To See Dead Sharks On Boat Near Mabul, international call to support increased shark protection in Malaysia. SEMPORNA, 27 July 2016: Just days after photos of dead sharks emerged from Pulau Mabul off here, tourists caught on camera sharks slumped on a long boat, the tails of at least four hanging on the side. [...]

International Outcry Against Shark Slaughter at Malaysian Tourist Island

July 20th, 2016|

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Press Contact: David McGuire Sharksteward(at)gmail.com 7/19/2016 The  Sabah Shark Protection association confirmed today that photographs of sharks slaughtered and finned have come from the dive tourist destination Pulau Mabul in the Semporna region of Sabah Malaysia and near the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. “This kind of senseless shark slaughter is [...]

Cathay Pacific Joins List of Airlines Banning Shark Fin

June 24th, 2016|

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific announced a complete ban on shipments of shark fin today, joining over seventy international carriers to ban transport of the shark product. Concerned about the rapid decline in shark populations globally, shark conservation groups applauded the measure as another important step in reducing demand for shark fin. Scientists estimate that over [...]

Back to Borneo with University of San Francisco

June 16th, 2016|

I have landed back in Borneo for my fifth trip since Shark Stewards began working here in 2013. This trip is part University of San Francisco field course, part shark conservation and part film making and diving. Five days in the jungle and so far so good. As part of the University of San Francisco Tropical [...]

Aquatic Park Beach Watch Internship Available

May 27th, 2016|

Aquatic Park Stewards Beach Watch Internship Marine Debris Clean Aquatic Park Beach Survey Internship Description With the San Francisco Dolphin Club, Shark Stewards is conducting long term beach clean ups and surveys of the Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area in San Francisco to quantify and help mitigate marine debris and reduce plastic and cigarette butt [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Challenge to California Shark Fin Ban

May 24th, 2016|

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 For Immediate Distribution U.S. Supreme Court Denies Challenge to California Shark Fin Ban California’s ban on the possession and sale of shark fins survived a third legal challenge Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by San Francisco Bay Area shark fin suppliers and sellers of shark fin soup, a [...]