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.
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, balance ecosystems 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.
Join Our Team and Save Sharks!
Shark Stewards Helped Pass the USA Shark Fin Trade Ban
Support sharks and their habitat directly by connecting to a shark we observe, and supporting new marine protected areas. Get a Shark Buddy Certificate! Your $100 donation goes to engaging divers monitoring and eyes-on increasing protection for mobula rays, sharks and their habitat via SharkWatch.
Keep Sharks Swimming
Sharks are being overfished globally, killed for as bycatch and the demand for their fins to make shark fin soup. The shark fin trade contributes to plummeting shark populations across the world. But the problem is deeper than this.
TAKE ACTION TO SAVE SHARKS FROM EXTINCTION
During the week of February 6 a colleague reported via Reddit seeing several dead bat rays and leopard sharks at Berkeley’s Aquatic Park. After investigating, a biologist from Shark Stewards recorded nearly 20 dead leopard sharks and bat rays at Aquatic Park.
Act now to permanently end commercial aquarium collection in Hawaii
A group of native Hawaiian and marine protection groups recently filed a formal petition with Hawaiʻi’s Board of Land and Natural Resources to enact a rule to prohibit collection of reef wildlife for the aquarium pet trade.
Currently the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is in the process of collecting public comments to support the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. This Sanctuary will protect a remote and lightly impacted coastal area off the California Coastline between Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, critical habitat for sea otters, whales and other endangered species,…