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Adventures at the Farallon Islands

November 6th, 2019|

For decades I have been been participating in science, filming, education and dive adventures in our National Marine Sanctuaries from the Cordell Bank, the Monterey Bay and Channel Island National Marine Sanctuaries including leading public education trips in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Since 2011 Shark Stewards has been leading these specialized ecosystem and wildlife [...]

Fed Ex: Stop Shipping Shark Fin

September 25th, 2019|

We call on Fed Ex to join 35 airlines and carriers including UPS, DHL and Air China and stop facilitating this unsustainable trade of endangered and threatened sharks and stop the shipment of shark fin.

Mystery of the Farallones, a Melange of Marine Protection

September 22nd, 2019|

The waters outside the Golden Gate host an abundance of marine life, and a diversity of marine protection from our State MPAs to the rocks of the California Coastal National Monument to our National Marine Sanctuaries. Just outside the Golden Gate, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary reaches around the San Francisco Bay from Muir Beach on the  Marin [...]

China Carriers Drop Shark Fin, Ask Fed Ex to Join Them.

September 21st, 2019|

Air China joins 35 other air carriers in policy to save sharks and ban the carriage of shark fin as Fed Ex ignores the call to save sharks. Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes toward trade in endangered sharks. In a [...]

Sharktober and Sailing the Devil’s Teeth

September 17th, 2019|

Thirty miles west, one can catch a glimpse of the mysterious Farallon Islands when the marine layer lifts. The coastal by Miwok Indians called them the Islands of the Dead, and the Devil's Teeth by Spanish mariners who dreaded the unseen rocks and fog shrouded spires of the Farallon Islands. Named by explorer Juan Cabrillo, los [...]

Summer Shark News

September 8th, 2019|

Shark News from SE Asia Photo by Jonas Allert on Unsplash View this email in your browserLATEST NEWS | CAMPAIGNS | GET INVOLVED  DONATEJuly 2019Happy Shark Week from SE Asia.Discovery Channel's vaunted shark sensational series has kicked off, and with the Shark Park off San Francisco and the white shark tourists visiting the Long Island shore, US beachgoers are getting tuned in for real. To keep [...]

Protections for Mako Sharks and Giant Rays Under CITES

September 6th, 2019|

By international agreement, a majority of countries committed to protect 18 species of sharks and giant rays under proposals directed at conserving some of the ocean’s most charismatic fish threatened by commercial fishing and the Chinese demand for shark fin soup.  Sixteen species of wedgefishes and guitarfishes including two species of critically endangered mako sharks each passed [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]