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Why I Swim For Sharks

July 29th, 2019|

Starting in San Francisco in 2013 we have been swimming for sharks to raise awareness in a fun and healthy way.

Unsettled Waters: MPAs, Sharks and Sanctuaries

July 28th, 2019|

What do the Farallon Islands, National Marine Sanctuaries and California Marine Protected Areas have in common with the Coral Triangle? In this case, marine protection and of course, sharks! Every summer since 2013, I have worked in the Coral Triangle with Shark Stewards, helping teach a University of San Francisco California tropical ecosystems class and worked [...]

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

July 26th, 2019|

Sign the Petition and Contact Your Congressperson to SUPPORT the US Shark Fin Trade Ban HR 737/ S. 793 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 [...]

Sabah’s Shame- IUU Fishing and Fish Bombing Bring Death to Divers

July 7th, 2019|

It has been estimated by a United Nations FAO report that as much as 30% of global fishing is IUU, or Illegal, Unreported or Unregulated. Shark finning and the shark fin trade is an egregious example of this, but all around are other terrible examples of overfishing generated by greed, negligence or desperation.One of the components of Shark [...]

Save Sharks- Stop Driftnet Fishing

June 29th, 2019|

The driftnet fishery is responsible for widespread destruction of marine wildlife. Focusing on sharks, we are working to ban the use of driftnets in California waters to save seabirds, mammals, sea turtles and sharks. Targeting swordfish, thresher and mako sharks, driftnets are mile long walls of meshed netting set adrift in California ocean waters. They are [...]

Celebrate the Ocean

June 5th, 2019|

How often have you looked at the sea and wondered what lies beneath? With all of the bad news and overwhelming gloom, sometimes we lose sight of how beautiful our community is, and how simple actions can make an ocean of difference. The San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean shapes our local climate, the commerce and [...]

San Francisco Bay Designated New Hope Spot

April 29th, 2019|

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 [...]

Spring Ahead for Sharks- April News

April 12th, 2019|

View this email in your browserSinging the blues? Supported by board member Jeff Morrison, we free dived and filmed blue sharks 15 miles offshore in San Diego. Surrounded by a super pod of common dolphins and lunge feeding humpback whales, we captured images using our 360 camera and using the Trident ROV (above). The most common large [...]

Marine Protected Areas and Sanctuaries- Why We Need Them

April 7th, 2019|

Podcast with Superintendent of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Maria Brown on the https://www.coastalnewstoday.com/podcasts/david-mcguire-and-maria-brown-at-ioff On this episode, we return to Fort Mason in San Francisco for a fascinating discussion with David McGuire or Shark Stewards and Maria Brown, Superintendent of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.  A marine biologist and shark advocate, David McGuire is [...]

Ocean Film Festival a Wrap- and more sharks coming.

March 23rd, 2019|

The 16th annual Ocean Film festival was a huge success, with a sold-out reception and opening of Sharkwater Extinction. The festival awarded the Shark Water Team the Conservation award, and team member Brock Cahill attended and accepted the award. For me, having met the late Robert Stewart and with Rob, used the first Shark Water film [...]