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Large Scale Marine Protection Introduced by Obama Under the Antiquities Act. What will President Trump do?

January 28th, 2017|

Posted by David McGuire of Shark Stewards in Ocean Views on January 29, 2017 President Obama used executive powers to protect 550 million acres of land and ocean during his presidency, leaving the largest land and marine protection legacy of any president. Applying the Antiquities Act, President Obama more than doubled the existing marine protection in [...]

Air China Joins 35 Carriers Dropping Shark Fin, Ask Fed Ex to Join Them.

January 21st, 2017|

Air China joins 35 other air carriers in policy to save sharks and ban the carriage of shark fin as Fed Ex sits on their hands and ignores call to save sharks. Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes toward trade in [...]

Passing of an Ocean Champion- Professor Steve Oakley

January 5th, 2017|

Steve Oakley collects coral fragments to transplant at Pom Pom Island My last visit to Pom Pom Island in September 2016 was bittersweet. Nearly three years since my first visit here, the coral reef on this small island off Borneo is showing promising signs of recovery. What had been a dynamite destroyed reef, now had new [...]

Aquatic Park Stewards Beach Clean Up

January 1st, 2017|

The Aquatic Park Stewards program is helping lead the Bay marine debris prevention effort through marine debris clean-ups and quantifying marine debris. Join us cleaning and supporting Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area.  Volunteer now! Clean ups are every other Saturday at Aquatic Park. Next clean up is a special Earth Day clean up between 9 and noon on  4/22. [...]

Kids Start a Shark and Oceans Club

December 19th, 2016|

Ocean Conservation Club- Fin Facts and Tools Below are facts and elements of a shark outreach program used by high school ocean conservation clubs. Facts: A recent study estimates that 100 million sharks are being killed for their fins to supply the shark fin trade. In 2012 1,162 tons of shark fins were imported to Hong [...]

Shark Stewards Launches Aquatic Park Stewardship Program with National Parks Service

November 29th, 2016|

Ocean conservation group Shark Stewards has partnered with the National Parks Service by adopting the Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area in San Francisco.  "We are proud of our maritime heritage and helping maintain our local National Park," said David McGuire, Director of Shark Stewards. The group is motivating volunteers from the adjacent Dolphin Rowing and Swimming Club and [...]

Thousands of Dead Sharks Discovered in the Desert

November 13th, 2016|

Las Vegas is famous for many things: from the neon lights of the Strip, to the world famous entertainers- and the tourists who flock here to see them. When we think of sharks in Vegas it may be Card Sharks and Loan Sharks, and maybe even the Rat Pack in their shining silk shark-skin suits, but we [...]

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 [...]