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

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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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, 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. But the problem is deeper than this.


Fed Ex Shark Fin Shipping

Driven largely by the shark fin trade, many species of sharks are threatened with extinction. As a major shipper between the USA and Asia, Fed Ex is responsible for killing millions of sharks by facilitating the shark fin trade. Each year, fins from as many as 73 to 100 million sharks enter the global…

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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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Why Save Hammerheads and Mantas?

In 2020 Shark Stewards adopted a new logo to represent our focus on protecting endangered sharks in the next decade. This elegant design contributed by South African artist Katerina Sonntagova represents the yin and yang of ocean life, a harmony between species, and features the most charismatic and among the most beautiful and mystical…

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