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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 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. 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. While activist Alex Yee [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Tell Congress to SUPPORT a US Shark Fin Trade Ban

January 11th, 2018|

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 S 793/HR1456. Contact  Your Representatives and  Your Senators Directly and urge them to support [...]

Year End News From Shark Stewards

December 22nd, 2017|

Thanks to you threatened species like Blue sharks are one additional step away from extinction. This beautiful and important shark is disappearing-driven largely by the shark fin trade-yet new protection added at the Convention of Migratory Species will help these sharks. At 20 million killed each year, we are taking Blues to CITES to protect this [...]