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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 [...]

The Golden Gate MPA Collaborative & the San Francisco Bay

May 24th, 2016|

Shark Stewards is a leading partner of the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaboration, 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. Become an MPA Ambassador- Join Now. This group, also lead by [...]

Shark Stewards Opposes USCG Exemption to Dump in National Marine Sanctuaries

May 10th, 2016|

The US Coast Guard is seeking exemption for dumping into the Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries. Pursuant to a request from United States Coast Guard, NOAA is considering developing future rulemaking to allow the following USCG discharges within part or all of Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries (GFNMS and CBNMS): 1. [...]

Spring Shark News

May 4th, 2016|

Celebrate the Earth, Celebrate the Ocean Its shark pupping season in the Bay. Our Shark Watch campaign has been fishing local piers and adding to our iNaturalist data base. An unfortunate die off event occurred this month killing scores of leopard sharks and rays at Berkeley Aquatic Park (reported by the PSRF). While the cause is [...]