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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Oceanic Whitetip Sharks are Critically Endangered


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.

1/3 of all sharks and rays are threatened with extinction, 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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Help Protect Critically Endangered Sharks

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 as bycatch or 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.


How You Can Help Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

URGENT! NOAA National Marine Fisheries is Considering Rule Changes to the ESA to Increase Protection for the Oceanic Whitetip Shark Oceanic whitetip sharks are among the most threatened of all large sharks in the global ocean. Targeted for their fins and meat, overfishing by commercial fisheries poses the most significant threat to the oceanic…

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