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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 [...]

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 [...]