Our Vision is a Healthy Ocean For Sharks and All Marine Life

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Join us to end shark finning and the shark fin trade.

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Our Mission

Restoring Ocean Health by Saving Sharks

100,000,000 sharks and rays are killed for their fins each year. 90% of several species are completely gone. Today 25% of all sharks and rays are threatened or near threatened with extinction. Nearly half are missing the scientific data to manage and protect them.

In ten years many sharks will be extinct

Shark Stewards is an international non-profit dedicated to saving sharks and ocean habitat. We work to ensure sharks and marine ecosystems will survive for the benefit of ocean health and remain to inspire and fascinate future generations.

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Shark Stewards saves sharks by supporting regulation to reduce the shark fin trade and overfishing. We support and create marine protected areas for sharks and the habitat they live in. Learn more and take action here.

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Do you love sharks and want to help save them? Shark Stewards has a place for you! Join us at one of our events or help save sharks through outreach, education and action wherever you live. Opportunities for adults and kids!



This is a critical moment to save sharks from extinction and protect the ocean they live in. We have established important legislation, and engaged communities and 1000s of youth. Help us save them with your donation.


Shark Stewards is at the forefront of shark protection. Please, support their work

—Dr. Sylvia A. Earle,
National Geographic Explorer, Founder Mission Blue

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 data collection, monitoring and increased protection for mobula rays and sharks and the coral reef they inhabit.

Your adoption includes a signed certificate with a high quality image of a reef shark suitable for framing, with a name you provide.

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End the Fin and Keep Sharks Swimming

Shark finning is the abhorrent and wasteful practice of cutting off a shark’s fins and discarding the body back into the ocean to drown or bleed to death. Sharks are also 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. Ending consumption and trade will save millions of sharks.

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Since 2006 Shark Stewards has been a leader in the United States reducing the shark fin trade by applying trade data to legislation banning the sale and trade of shark fin. In 2016 we supported banning the trade in Rhode Island.  In 2017 we lead the bill to stop the trade of shark fin and manta gills in…

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Pacific Tuna Industry Prepares to Fish US Marine Protected Areas

Industrial fishing interests in the Pacific Ocean have responded to a statement made by President Trump to open four Marine National Monuments to commercial fishing in response to COVID. July Update- Industry Asks to Open Monuments to Tuna and Shark Fishing- Shark Stewards and Earth Island Institute File Letter of Protest Learn More The Western…

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