71% of Oceanic Sharks and Rays Have Vanished due to OverfishingAct Now
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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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Shark Stewards Helped Pass the USA Shark Fin Trade Ban
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 contributes to plummeting shark populations across the world.
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Stop Radiation Dumping in the Pacific
Japan proposes to release 1.3 million tons of radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown into the Pacific ocean sometime in the Spring or Summer of 2023.
Dead Sharks and Rays in Aquatic Park
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.
Judge Lifts Hawai’i Aquarium Fish Permit Ban
A Hawaiʻi Circuit Court judge lifted an injunction prohibiting the issuance of aquarium fish permits for the West Hawai‘i Regional Fishery Management Area today. However, this doesn’t mean that commercial aquarium fishing can immediately resume in West Hawaiʻi.