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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

December 14th, 2018|

Thanks to a generous donor (who wishes to remain anonymous) Shark Stewards has been awarded $10,000 in matching funds towards the Aquatic Park Stewardship program and International Blue shark campaign. Now in its 4th year, the Aquatic Park Stewards program has engaged thousands of youth and volunteers engaging in beach clean ups, community education, documentary filmmaking [...]

Shark Stewards Releases Shark Catch and Trade Report in Malaysia

November 3rd, 2018|

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. On behalf of the Sabah Shark Protection Association, a collaborative group of non-profits, businesses, and registered organizations in Malaysia and [...]

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 [...]

Photo Exhibition: Sharing and Protecting the Pacific’s Wild Places

May 3rd, 2018|

Have you ever been close enough to a whale to smell the fish on their breath, or the smile of a shark so wide you can see the inside of their gills? Have you ever crossed an ocean to land on a remote coral island so low it is obscured by the white of the surf, [...]

Update and Action to Support the US Shark Fin Elimination Act

February 3rd, 2018|

Contact Your Congressperson to SUPPORT the US Shark Fin Trade Ban Globally shark populations are on the decline. One third of pelagic -open ocean sharks are threatened with extinction. Sharks are being overfished and the shark fin trade is threatening large species of sharks with extinction. Join Shark Stewards supporting the US Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act. [...]

The Golden Gate MPA Collaborative and the San Francisco Bay

January 12th, 2018|

Shark Stewards is a leading partner of the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network, whose mission is to help communicate the importance of Marine Protected Areas along the San Francisco and Marin shorelines and assist fishermen to comply with the regulations under the Marine Life Protection Act. The MPA Watch program is reaching coastal residents and visitors, [...]

Defend Our California National Marine Sanctuaries from Oil & Overfishing

January 11th, 2018|

NOAA has received a mandate to review the status of all National Marine Sanctuaries, potentially allowing increased offshore oil and commercial fishing. Additionally, in January the Trump administration said it would allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all United States coastal waters, including near our west coast National Marine Sanctuaries. These national biological [...]