Shark Stewards

71% of Oceanic Sharks and Rays Have Vanished due to Overfishing

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A White-Tip Reef Shark, Triaenodon obesus, swimming over the reef, surrounded by Big-Eye Trevally, Caranx sexfasciatus, Sipadan Island, Sabah, Malaysia.
A White-Tip Reef Shark, Triaenodon obesus, swimming over the reef, surrounded by Big-Eye Trevally, Caranx sexfasciatus, Sipadan Island, Sabah, Malaysia.

Ocean Health is in Crisis

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Our Mission:

Saving Endangered Sharks from Overfishing and the Shark Fin Trade, and Protecting Critical Marine Habitat.

Shark species are going extinct, and with them the important ocean ecosystems humans rely on for our own health.

Oceans in Crisis: Why Save Sharks?

Sharks keep the oceans healthy. We rely on the oceans for over half our oxygen, and the oceans are a major carbon sink. Saving sharks can keep us breathing and mitigate the impacts caused by climate change.

Save a Shark, Protect the Ocean

Shark Stewards is an international non-profit dedicated to saving sharks and ocean habitat. For over 16 years, our work has saved millions of sharks by introducing shark fin trade bans, regulating fisheries and supporting marine protected areas.

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Act Now to End the US Shark Fin Trade

Support sharks and their habitat directly by creating marine protected areas and implementing no-shark fishing. Your $100 donation goes to engaging divers monitoring and eyes-on increasing protection for mobula rays, sharks and their habitat via SharkWatch.

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End the Fin and Keep Sharks Swimming

Sharks are being overfished globally, largely driven by the demand for shark fin to make shark fin soup. The shark fin trade in the U.S. contributes to plummeting shark populations across the world.

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Pacific Fisheries Mangers Fail to Protect Sharks

Shark Stewards is appealing to the newly appointed Rhea Moss-Christian WCPFC to finish the job next year and make the catch amounts recommendation coming out of the harvest strategy binding, and adopt the no wire leader recommendations.

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Ban Wire Leaders to Save Endangered Pacific Sharks

The 16th meeting of the WCPFC is taking place on 5-11 December in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and we are urging member states in attendance to fight for sharks and rays that are harvested in the Pacific.

Banning wire leaders and shark lines would reduce fishing mortality of oceanic whitetips by 40.5%, and that of…

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Campaign to Save Endangered Sharks at CITES

Shark Stewards is joining the Shark Specialist Group with the Shark Research Institute to advocate and support new listings of sharks and rays at the Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna & Flora (CITES) Convention of the Parties (CoP19) in Panama, November 14-25, 2022.

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