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New jersey Shark Fin Ban: Support

May 12th, 2019|

The bipartisan New Jersey shark fin trade ban has advanced through the Senate and is progressing through the State Assembly. Residents of New Jersey are asked to contact their Assemblyman and SUPPORT ASSEMBLY BILL No. 4845. "Dear Assemblyman, As a New Jersey resident I urge you to protect ocean health by voting yes on Assembly Bill [...]

Support the Shark Fin Trade Act in Canada

March 23rd, 2019|

Driven largely by the shark fin trade and illegal fishing, over 100 million sharks and rays are killed each year up in the global fin trade. The process of shark finning is a fishing practice involving cutting the fins off the shark – often while still alive – and then tossing the shark back into the [...]

Shark Stewards Releases Shark Catch and Trade Report in Malaysia

February 1st, 2019|

Following four years of market survey and analysis of available trade and catch data in Sabah, Shark Stewards has released a comprehensive report on Shark and Ray Catch and Trade in Sabah, Malaysia in September 2018. Final Report Sabah Shark Report Final 9_20_18 (3) (1)Download On behalf of the Sabah Shark Protection Association, a collaborative group [...]

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

January 3rd, 2019|

Sign the Petition and Contact Your Congressperson to SUPPORT the US Shark Fin Trade Ban HR 737 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 with extinction. Join [...]

Save Blue Sharks From the Shark Fin Trade

January 1st, 2019|

An estimated 20 million blue sharks are killed every year and enter the shark fin trade. Save this species form overfishing and the fin trade by protecting them under CITES Appendix II .

The Year of the Blue Shark

December 24th, 2018|

View this email in your browser In This Newsletter: Solutions for Sharks  Building Shark Stewards Online Auction Matching Grant -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Solutions for Sharks and Ocean Health There are many threats to sharks- but we have solutions.  Marine protected areas, shark fin trade bans and fisheries restrictions- like the newly won ban on gill nets in California- are [...]

Year End Matching Donation Campaign Met!

December 14th, 2018|

WE DID IT!  Thanks to generous donors our matching grant campaign was a success with a final $500 check made by a private donor December 31. Follow our work and see the efforts to reduce ocean pollution, educate youth and save sharks supported by this grant and these donations. Thanks to a generous donor (who wishes [...]

Recent News on Shark Stewards

November 1st, 2018|

Searching for Great Whites With Underwater Robots. National Geographic Recent Post on Shark Stewards Work in MPAs at the Farallon Islands. Story by Madeline Foote Frontier Borneo, The Shark Project  Discovery Channel Asia  Video Shark expert David McGuire has travelled half way round the world to try and unprecedented experiment – move a group of sharks to a new home. [...]

Shark Stewards Protests MSC recertification of Tuna Fishery Despite Shark Finning

October 18th, 2018|

Shark Stewards is proud to be one of the 45 Non Government Organizations (NGOs) from around the world that work on issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, sent a letter last Monday to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for granting sustainable fishing certifications to fisheries where it is acknowledged that shark [...]

Filming Sharks and MPAs with Open Explorer

October 17th, 2018|

Exploring our Sanctuary at the Gulf of the Farallones is a gift of Nature. Like many gifts, sometimes you don't quite get what you ask for. In this case, as our vessel the Silver Fox pulled into Fisherman's Cove, we were greeted by the usual welcoming committee of cavorting California sea lions, but also by the [...]