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Sustainable Seafood Las Vegas

March 29th, 2017|

Vegas is Shark Fin Soup Capitol the USA Shark Stewards continues the campaign to reduce consumption and traffic of shark fin in Nevada. A new law to control wildlife trafficking and the trade of body parts is being introduced with the Humane Society US. Visit us March 29, 30th at our booth at the Vegas Food Expo, speaking [...]

Fight for Sharks in Las Vegas

February 13th, 2017|

Shark Stewards is proud to support a new initiative to reduce wildlife trafficking in Nevada.  Visit us March 30 at our booth at the Vegas Food Expo, speaking and campaigning for sustainability for sharks, stopping shark fin trade in the United States, and protecting other endangered wildlife. Join us at the event March 31 with LUSH cosmetics making friends and signs for [...]

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 [...]

Support the USA Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act (S.3095/H.R.5584)

December 3rd, 2016|

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. Shark finning is the unsustainable and inhumane practice of cutting off a shark’s fins, often while the shark is still alive, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Malaysian Minister Declares Three Shark Sanctuaries in Sabah

March 3rd, 2016|

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is set to declare three of its marine parks as shark sanctuaries by mid-2016 in a bid to protect the endangered marine creatures, state Tourism, Culture and Environment minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said. He said the Tun Sakaran marine park in Semporna district, Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park here and the proposed Tun Mustapha [...]

Shark Shepherd: Saving Sharks with Art

February 1st, 2016|

As part of the Sabah Shark Protection Association (SSPA), Shark Stewards is calling for Malaysia to protect its dwindling shark populations in the country, especially in Semporna. Sharks are being landed near tourist resorts and divers are recording a rapid decline in shark and ray species threatening dive ecotourism and the health of local marine ecosystems. SSPA President, [...]