Sharktober News and Shark Science

This is the period when adult white sharks return to the west coast after a two thousand mile migration from the white shark cafe in the central Pacific. It is a period of maximum probability to see or encounter a white shark along the west coast California coast. It is also a time when Shark Stewards celebrates sharks and hosts Sharktoberfest celebrations in California and virtually, and motivates the public to embrace their importance and help protect endangered sharks and rays from extinction. Join us at one of our events, and download our new Shark Science Sheet to learn more about white sharks!

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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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