How You Can Help

Sharks and Ocean health need your support. Find out how to get your hands wet and pitch in! Contact us to learn more.

Your money goes directly towards protecting sharks from overfishing and the shark fin trade, creating Shark Sanctuaries and protecting endangered shark species through federal and international protection, and by direct education and outreach activities. Shark adoption helps restore and protect sharks and coral in the Coral Triangle with our Sabah Shark Protection and Stop Fish Bombing Initiatives.

Activities Include:

  • Join the Shark Stewards Team and  Volunteer
  • Investigate and document the local shark trade and start a Shark Steward Chapter
  • Share our message on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Linked In #SharkStewards
  • Host a fundraising party to Support Sharks
  • Create a school shark club
  • Fin Fridays- start a happy hour, book club, film screening or other get togethers
  • Alternatives to Fins- hold a cooking party and make Faux shark fin soup
  • Organize an athletic event like a run for sharks or ride, or sponsor a swimmer to raise money for the cause
  • Make a slide show or video and place on You Tube, Vimeo or other sites
  • Table at events like fairs, community events, museums and aquariums and share our work
  • Design art, build a shark sculpture, help with web design? Contact us and volunteer!

Join Our Team by Volunteering

Shark Steward’s relies on your help to spread the word and help us fight for sharks and ocean health. Start a Chapter in your City! Learn More.
We can always use help with hands-on activities, planning and participating in our events such as beach clean ups, World Oceans Day and Sharktoberfest events in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Live elsewhere?  Help with social media messaging, fundraising, artistic design and sharing the word.

Start a Shark Stewards Chapter where you live and spread the word.

We have openings on our Advisory Board.  Although strong in policy and science, we are seeking a board member with strong community ties and experience in donor development. If you think you are a good match, please see commitment and description.

We have two positions for committed volunteers willing to give a little more time and expertise in 2018.  Learn More.

Use Social Media to Spread the Word

Share #sharkstewards on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other social media.

Adopt and name your own living shark caught, tagged and released back to the Wild!

LOVE A SHARK! Name and adopt your own shark and help protect sharks and habitat in Malaysia. Working with our partners in the Sabah Shark Protection Association, we are rescuing sharks from fishermen and reintroducing into their restored habitat. Brown Banded Bamboo (Chiloscyllium punctatum) and White Spotted Bamboo (Chiloscyllium plagiosum) and Coral Catsharks ((Atelomycterus marmoratus) sharks are being purchased from trawlers, transported, tagged and released at Pom Pom Island, site of the Tropical Research and Conservation Centre  laboratory and reef restoration project.

A great gift for birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions!

Your tax deductible Donation of $100.00 goes to tagging, tracking & evaluating fisheries impacts on our local sharks. Receive an electronic certificate with your message and a digital photo of your named shark including the location of capture and release, tag number, and any information on recapture in the future.

In San Francisco, we are monitoring sevengill sharks tagged between 2009 and 2012. This project initiated with the San Francisco Aquarium of the Bay and the California Academy of Sciences has joined with the Ocean Sanctuaries Project, engaging citizen science divers and photographers to collect data on individual sharks and movements. Our SharkWatch App is also teaching Bay Area youth to observe sharks and rays in the Bay, including shark capture, movements and growth adding to our knowledge base of local shark species.

Please email us for more or donate to support our work.