The United States is an important transit hub for shark fin shipments, with fins passing through U.S. ports via air, sea, and land. Some nations in Central America ship as much as one-third to one-half of all their shark fin exports through U.S. ports. In another study, over half the fins in Hong Kong belonged to [...]
Shark Stewards has submitted written comments opposing this proposed longline fishery and will be attending the hearings in Orange County November 20 to fight this proposed action.
April 28, 2019 Tiburon California The San Francisco Bay has been designated an international Hope Spot by Mission Blue's Dr. Sylvia Earle today. The official announcement was made at the Estuary Ocean Science Center’s Annual Discovery Day Open House, presented by The Barbara & Richard Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology & Environmental Science at the only [...]
Founded in 2015, the Sabah Shark Protection Association is a non-profit organization made up of eight primary partners. These partners including Shark Stewards and other NGOs, research organisations and private businesses who share a common concern about the state of Sabah’s sharks and rays and have a common goal of conserving sharks and rays. Sharks are extremely susceptible [...]
Fish bombing (also known as ‘dynamite fishing’, or ‘blast fishing’) is a destructive fishing practice in which typically homemade bombs are dropped into the ocean or onto the seabed. Shock waves produced by the explosion either stun or kill fish, some of which are then collected from the surface while the rest sink to the seabed. [...]
Steve Oakley collects coral fragments to transplant at Pom Pom Island My last visit to Pom Pom Island in September 2016 was bittersweet. Nearly three years since my first visit here, the coral reef on this small island off Borneo is showing promising signs of recovery. What had been a dynamite destroyed reef, now had new [...]
TRACC Reef Restoration in Seven Seas Magazine, September 2016 https://vimeo.com/173289640 Episode from Borneo from Below on our joint Coral conservation program at TRACC- Coral Reefs in Crisis Shark Sanctuaries Diving and Saving the Sharks of Sipadan Seven Seas Magazine, July 2016 Episode Borneo From Below Cute Catsharks on the Hook Sabah Borneo: Sharks Slaughterhouse or Sanctuary? The Coral [...]