December News Update

In This Newsletter:
Protecting Marine National Monuments in the USA 
Run 4 Sharks and Online Auction
Building Shark Stewards in Florida
Desert Sharks
End of Year EventsNote Date Change Dec 8 to 13th!


Saving Sharks and Protected Reefs

Seismic Airgun Blasting and Oil Wells in Sanctuaries, Commercial Fishing in our Marine National Monuments: can this really happen? 
Not without a fight. Now more than ever we must defend established species and ocean protection under bipartisan leadership in the USA. Endangered species like monk seals, blue whales and whale sharks, critical habitat and the healthiest reefs in the Pacific are at risk, Learn about our efforts with Earth Island Advocates and the International Marine Mammal Project to defend Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and other marine protected areas from proposed stripping. LEARN MORE & HOW YOU CAN HELP.
 Your donations go to direct action.

WE ARE FAMILY! Southern California Shark Movement Builds
I’m an LA boy- and have recently renewed my love for So Cal after developing new friendships and partners in LA and Orange Counties. 
I cannot express enough love and gratitude for my family and friends – including my little sis Jayne and niece Sarah (above) who are always there and came out for our run. Thanks to Beach Cities SCUBA for hosting our pre-run launch event with Smart Monitoring Systems and Maria Korcmaros.

Running 4 Sharks

We had a super 5K run and walk 4 sharks event lead by mom, triathlete and shark survivor Maria Korcmaros, at the at the Newport Dunes, Newport Beach November 18. Gratitude  to event sponsors KCP Medical, Ryder and Clever Buoy System.  Donors included Gretchen J Augustyn, LUSH Cosmetics, Kara Lubin & 100 Mile Club, Kelly McDougall. Patagonia, Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc., Sharkbanz, Smart & Final Charitable Foundation, Sports Conditioning & Rehabilitation -SCAR, Jim Serpa, Shark Naturalist, Shark Stewards,,  Surfrider, Pathwater and Wyland.
See more images on the run and learn about the online auction on eBay.

New Shark Stewards Chapter Builds Shark Awareness with Shark Water Extinction
Meet Amber Platowski, teacher and marine biologist and new chair of the Southeast chapter in Florida. Amber and two new team members provided outreach during the Stewart’s SharkWater Extinction screening at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, where the film won best documentary. Watch for the film honoring Rob’s championshp at theaters near you.  Shark Stewards will be building on the Texas shark fin protection with increased shark protection in the Gulf and SE Atlantic.  Learn how you can help.

Desert Sharks

Following our successful Nevada shark fin and manta ray gill ban in 2017, we followed up at the Dive Equipment and Manufacturing and Equipment Show building new friendships and sponsors.
Thanks to new sponsors Scuba Pro and donations from Armor Bags, AquaSketch, Indigo Industries, Sharkbanz, Osprey Packs, Dive Oahu and US Gladius for donations to our online auction.


December 9, Final 2018 Aquatic Park Marine Debris Survey and beach clean up. Meet us at 0900- 11:00AM- help us grow the park clean up into 2019. Meet outside Dolphin Club in the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park at Aquatic Park and bring a kid!

December 13, Oceans of Gratitude Event Combined with Friends and Volunteers 6:00-8:30 PM
Celebrate the ocean with friends and ocean images and stories from San Francisco to Borneo featuring Shark Stewards shark and marine protection work above and beneath the sea. Vegan fare sponsored by Animal Place Food For Thought. Kid friendly- shark activities. Check out the new shark swag for end of year gifts. Shop at the Sports Basement and receive a 20% discount, and the SB gives back to us. More information

Help build our ocean network and support underserved youth in our national award winning program. Your donations bring kids to the shore, experience on the water citizen science, education and advocacy protecting sharks and the ocean.

Shark Stewards is a 4 star Charity Navigator, Platinum ranked charity and a proud project of the Earth Island Institute.

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