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Summer Shark News

September 8th, 2019|

Shark News from SE Asia Photo by Jonas Allert on Unsplash View this email in your browserLATEST NEWS | CAMPAIGNS | GET INVOLVED  DONATEJuly 2019Happy Shark Week from SE Asia.Discovery Channel's vaunted shark sensational series has kicked off, and with the Shark Park off San Francisco and the white shark tourists visiting the Long Island shore, US beachgoers are getting tuned in for real. To keep [...]

Protections for Mako Sharks and Giant Rays Under CITES

September 6th, 2019|

By international agreement, a majority of countries committed to protect 18 species of sharks and giant rays under proposals directed at conserving some of the ocean’s most charismatic fish threatened by commercial fishing and the Chinese demand for shark fin soup.  Sixteen species of wedgefishes and guitarfishes including two species of critically endangered mako sharks each passed [...]

What Kids Should Know About the Ocean

August 20th, 2019|

BY KATHERINE MORGAN UPDATED: JULY 13, 2019 The ocean is fascinating and is vital to our ecosystem and so much of it is yet to be explored. In fact, we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about our own sea floor. In this guide, you’ll learn fun, mind-tingling facts about the deep blue and [...]

Shark Stewards Works to Save Sharks at CITES

August 13th, 2019|

Shark Stewards is joining forces with the Shark Research Institute to advocate and lobby to increase protection for sharks and rays under CITES Appendix II.

Why I Swim For Sharks

July 29th, 2019|

Starting in San Francisco in 2013 we have been swimming for sharks to raise awareness in a fun and healthy way.

Unsettled Waters: MPAs, Sharks and Sanctuaries

July 28th, 2019|

What do the Farallon Islands, National Marine Sanctuaries and California Marine Protected Areas have in common with the Coral Triangle? In this case, marine protection and of course, sharks! Every summer since 2013, I have worked in the Coral Triangle with Shark Stewards, helping teach a University of San Francisco California tropical ecosystems class and worked [...]

2019 Update & Action to Support the US Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act

July 26th, 2019|

Sign the Petition and Contact Your Congressperson to SUPPORT the US Shark Fin Trade Ban HR 737/ S. 793 2019 Globally shark populations are on the decline. 25% of all sharks and rays are threatened with extinction. Sharks are being overfished and the shark fin trade is threatening large species of sharks such as blue sharks [...]

Sabah’s Shame- IUU Fishing and Fish Bombing Bring Death to Divers

July 7th, 2019|

It has been estimated by a United Nations FAO report that as much as 30% of global fishing is IUU, or Illegal, Unreported or Unregulated. Shark finning and the shark fin trade is an egregious example of this, but all around are other terrible examples of overfishing generated by greed, negligence or desperation.One of the components of Shark [...]

Save Sharks- Stop Driftnet Fishing

June 29th, 2019|

The driftnet fishery is responsible for widespread destruction of marine wildlife. Focusing on sharks, we are working to ban the use of driftnets in California waters to save seabirds, mammals, sea turtles and sharks. Targeting swordfish, thresher and mako sharks, driftnets are mile long walls of meshed netting set adrift in California ocean waters. They are [...]

Celebrate the Ocean

June 5th, 2019|

How often have you looked at the sea and wondered what lies beneath? With all of the bad news and overwhelming gloom, sometimes we lose sight of how beautiful our community is, and how simple actions can make an ocean of difference. The San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean shapes our local climate, the commerce and [...]