Shark Stewards

77% of Oceanic Sharks and Rays are Threatened with Extinction (IUCN)

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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.
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Ocean Health is in Crisis

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End Shark Finning and the Shark Fin Trade

We Helped End the US Trade
No Shark Cull

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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.

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.

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Learn how you can help save sharks and the oceans we love.

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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.

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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.


The Weird, Wild and Nearly Extinct Sawfish

Currently in the news is an account of unusual spinning behavior and deaths in an Unusual Mortality Event, potentially attributed to a neurological pathogen off the coast of Florida. The global populations of all five sawfish species have experienced historic declines greater than 90% due to fisheries overexploitation (directed and bycatch) and habitat loss….

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