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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Sharks and Mermaids: the Mythical Creatures of Aquatic Park

Nancy is helping to plan a special upcoming event:  the Shark Steward’s 1st Annual Mermaid Parade on Saturday, 8/28th from 11am- 3pm!  There will be a costume contest and awards for best dog costume, child costume and more.  They will make a parade route from the Aquatic Park & Pier bleachers all the way to Pier 39.  You can learn more about this at https://sharkstewards.org/event/sharksmermaids/.

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Do Sharks Feel Pain? Respect for Fish.

A long standing response by fishermen, and even chefs is that fish do not feel pain, justifying their actions dismembering fish live, gaffing them in the gills or allowing these water breathing animals to beat about the decks or pier to suffocate. Ethical arguments about allowing an animal to suffer aside, there is a preponderance of scientific evidence that fish do feel pain.

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