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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End Shark Finning and the Shark Fin Trade

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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 reef habitat directly by creating marine protected areas and implementing no shark fishing policies in SE Asia. Your $100 donation goes to monitori and increase protection for mobula rays and sharks and their habitat.

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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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Support Banning Wire Leaders in Pacific Fisheries

I am in strong support of the new rules prohibiting the use of wire leader within 1 meter of any hook deployed in Hawaiian deep set longline fishery.

Threatened Oceanic whitetip sharks ( Carcharhinus longimanus) and Silky Sharks (Carcharhinus falciformus) are especially impacted by this gear. Under the Endangered species…

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Support the New National Marine Sanctuary in Hawaiian Seas

On November 19th, NOAA initiated the process to designate portions of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a national marine sanctuary. This designation would build on existing management by adding conservation benefits and enhancing long-term protection of these areas. NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is initiating the process to consider designating marine portions of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National…

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SUPPORT THE CHUMASH HERITAGE NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

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,…

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