eBay Trades in Endangered Shark and Ray Body Parts

Currently eBay allows for vendors to claim or require buyers have CITES permitting without verification, thereby condoning traffic of body parts of protected wildlife. We call on eBay to strengthen and enforce its wildlife policy to block all sales of endangered and protected species including jaws, rostra and shark fin products.

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Embarking on Green Careers

The partnership with Shark Stewards and UC Berkeley’s Fung Fellowship was fruitful. Founder and Director David McGuire challenged students to develop a better way to coalesce data on California shark sightings, in part to create a rapidly shareable public response and education system that could aid scientific study as well as help minimize the risk of human-shark encounters

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So Cal Shark News and Events

Shark Stewards is a large international group of passionate individuals like you. We are based on the chapter model addressing areas of need, including Singapore, Malaysia and State by State implementing shark fin bans. We also work with shark survivors (and co wrote a book Surviving the Shark), who tell their story and become passionate about saving sharks. Below is our newsletter featuring our So Cal lead and shark champion Maria Korcmaros.

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Sharks: King of the Sea

“Shark!” The scream goes throughout a beachfront scene as movie goers watch the carnage of a vicious attack unfold before them. Jaws was the first of many movies to show these sensationalized stereotypes for rks, now there are several hundred “rogue shark” films in today’s industry. This needs to change amongst the entertainment industry as the media’

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Restaurant Plastic is Killing Ocean Life- Support AB 1276

Join Shark Stewards supporting our partners the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Surfrider Foundation to reduce ocean plastic in California waters. We need your help to pass AB 1276 by September 10, 2021! This bill would reduce single-use foodware accessories, such as cups, utensils and condiments, to be given to consumers only upon request.

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NOAA to Host Sessions to Protect 30% of Oceans

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will host public sessions to gather input on the America the Beautiful Initiative to conserve 30% of U.S. land, water and ocean by 2030< NOAAhas announced upcoming public listening sessions on August 26 and September 13 to gather input on the administration’s initiative to expand protections for U.S. lands and waters.

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