Shark Newsletter July 14, 2022
|July 14 is Shark Awareness Day, a day created to dispel myths about sharks and to raise awareness about the importance of sharks to the ocean. It is a day to recognize the power and beauty of sharks and their importance to ocean ecosystems.
It is also a day to inspire action and save many species of sharks and rays from their imminent extinction.
Sharks are significant to Hawaiian culture, and with the passage of HB553 this year, it is now illegal to fish them. Yet threats still exist (pictured below). Join Shark Stewards with shark experts, photographers and experts learning about sharks on Shark Awareness Day July 14, in Kona Hawai’i.
Fishing gear trailing from tiger shark, Kona Hawai’i 2022. Image David McGuire
Learn about Hawai’i sharks, science, and imagery with photographers and shark experts Deron Verbeck (I Am Aquatic), Charlie Fasano (Big Island Tiger Sharks) and David McGuire (Shark Stewards) at Jack’s Diving Locker.
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Take Action for Sharks
We are advocating Congress to support two bills to protect sharks, and two proposed National Marine Sanctuaries. You can help by connecting to our online comments and petitions at SharkStewards.org. In 2022 we will be at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to increase international protection for endangered sharks and rays.
Become a Patron supporting the media campaign to support this effort in Panama at CITES Conference of the Parties CoP19, November 2022.
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Join us, Whoever you are, wherever you live, with you we will prevail protecting sharks and all ocean life.With your support, we keep sharks swimming and the ocean healthy.
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