Restoring Ocean Health by Saving Sharks
100,000,000 sharks and rays are killed for their fins each year. 90% of several species are completely gone. Today 25% of all sharks and rays are threatened or near threatened with extinction. Nearly half are missing the scientific data to manage and protect them.
In ten years many sharks will be extinct
Shark Stewards is an international non-profit dedicated to saving sharks and ocean habitat. We work to ensure sharks and marine ecosystems will survive for the benefit of ocean health and remain to inspire and fascinate future generations.
We can save sharks now!
“Shark Stewards is at the forefront of shark protection. Please, support their work“
—Dr. Sylvia A. Earle,
National Geographic Explorer, Founder Mission Blue
Support sharks and their reef habitat directly by creating marine protected areas and implementing no shark fishing policies in SE Asia. Your $100 donation goes to data collection, monitoring and increased protection for mobula rays and sharks and the coral reef they inhabit.
Your adoption includes a signed certificate with a high quality image of a reef shark suitable for framing, with a name you provide.
Adopt a Shark
End the Fin and Keep Sharks Swimming
Shark finning is the abhorrent and wasteful practice of cutting off a shark’s fins and discarding the body back into the ocean to drown or bleed to death. Sharks are also 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. Ending consumption and trade will save millions of sharks.
Act now to save sharks
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Show your support for the next National Marine Sanctuary The nomination of the Chumash National Marine Sanctuary off the central California coast has reached it’s five-year review and must be re-evaluated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to remain in the inventory for consideration.Your voice is needed to support this coastal area…