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Shark Stewards-End of Year Deliverables 2018

December 20th, 2018|

Shark Stewards-End of Year Deliverables 2018   Produced and premiered 10-minute documentary Alice in Borneo’s Wonderland at the International Ocean Film Festival San Francisco. Hosted an expert panel on marine protected areas and sanctuaries at the Screened the film in Vancouver and in Shenzhen and entering other festivals; Authored and submitted a 105 page comprehensive report [...]

Year End Matching Donation Campaign

December 14th, 2018|

Thanks to a generous donor (who wishes to remain anonymous) Shark Stewards has been awarded $10,000 in matching funds towards the Aquatic Park Stewardship program and International Blue shark campaign. Now in its 4th year, the Aquatic Park Stewards program has engaged thousands of youth and volunteers engaging in beach clean ups, community education, documentary filmmaking [...]

How to Avoid a Great White Shark Attack

October 20th, 2018|

In May, I participated in a stimulating discussion with white shark survivors Maria Korcsmaros and Leeanne Ericson, scientists, surfers and life safety personnel.  Scientists, including CSU Long Beach Professor Chris Lowe, have documented an increase in juvenile and young-of year white sharks along the southern California shoreline in recent years. Tagged sharks, aerial drones and a large [...]

Celebrating Sharks for Sharktober

October 11th, 2018|

In this issue: Sharktober  Great White Shark night- Blue Serengeti Screenings Fed Ex Shark Fin Campaign Sharktoberfest Support Sharks, Marine National Monuments Farallon Island Expeditions Upcoming Events ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I like sharks. I like sharks a lot. Sometimes I have a few too many.  Sharktober is upon us! This is the season when we celebrate the return of the white sharks to [...]

Sharktober Farallon Island Expeditions

August 12th, 2018|

Join Shark Conservationist and Naturalist David McGuire and other wildlife specialists celebrating sharks in a life-changing experience searching the Gulf of the Farallones for whales, wildlife and our finny friends. Join us exiting beneath the Golden Gate for an amazing photo and wildlife opportunities entering the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary on a modern day wildlife expedition. These are [...]

Summary, Sabah Shark Report 2018

June 18th, 2018|

Introduction On behalf of a collaborative group of non-profits, businesses, and registered organizations in Malaysia and in Sabah, Shark Stewards has undertaken a report to consolidate existing and unpublished data to better define the quantity and breadth of the catch of elasmobranches (sharks, skates and rays) in Malaysia, the trade of their meat and products, and [...]

Updates From the Field: March 2018

March 22nd, 2018|

Dear Shark Team, Here is a brief March update. We had a huge Shark Stewards team turnout for the Ocean Film Festival with at least 16 volunteers supporting our work. We reached thousands of people, premiered our new film Alice in Borneo Wonderland, collected 100s of signatures to support the Marine National Monuments Campaign and sold [...]

Mystery of the Farallones, a Melange of Marine Protection

October 22nd, 2017|

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 [...]

Kids Start a Shark and Oceans Club

December 19th, 2016|

Ocean Conservation Club- Fin Facts and Tools Below are facts and elements of a shark outreach program used by high school ocean conservation clubs. Facts: A recent study estimates that 100 million sharks are being killed for their fins to supply the shark fin trade. In 2012 1,162 tons of shark fins were imported to Hong [...]

Aquatic Park Beach Watch Internship Available

May 27th, 2016|

Aquatic Park Stewards Beach Watch Internship Marine Debris Clean Aquatic Park Beach Survey Internship Description With the San Francisco Dolphin Club, Shark Stewards is conducting long term beach clean ups and surveys of the Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area in San Francisco to quantify and help mitigate marine debris and reduce plastic and cigarette butt [...]