Shark News, June 2021

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Shark Stewards promotes ocean health. Saving Sharks protects ecosystem health and ultimately human health. As the USA opens up we entreat you to consider global health which includes ocean health working together to achieve future economic, ecosystem and climate health. This includes stopping harmful fishing and protecting habitat for all marine life from plankton to whale sharks. Join us on Juneteenth celebrating surfing, Dads and giving back while collecting data with our Southern California Beach Cleanup with Shark Stewards.

Led by our Southern California chair, shark and diversity champion Maria Korcmaros, we are building our team with Surfrider Seal Beach and CSU Long Beach Shark Lab. Join us at the beach!

What lies beneath the Surface?  Ending Racism, Speciesism and Plastic
Juneteenth is a day we recognize the end of slavery in this country. Juneteenth is not just a celebration of slavery’s end, but also an important reminder of slavery’s legacy and the need to address the continuing harms from this legacy. We can never forget this travesty and must work for equity and against injustice for all cultures. 
This June 19th, we invite communities to come together, take care of each other and our oceans. Join us in a celebration, reducing ocean plastic and protecting the juvenile white shark and ray population from pollution and fishing with Shark Watch at Ray Bay, Seal Beach CA.

Help us document California’s incredible coastal biodiversity!
Dive in for ocean science and health! As a leader in the California Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network, Shark Stewards is participating with the California Academy of Sciences and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in subtidal surveys of California MPAs.  Join us for a dive, freedive, or tidepool at Lover’s Point County Park, Monterey Saturday June 19 with our friends at Bamboo Reef Dive Center. 
Load the iNaturalist app on your smart phone, and add your observations to the Snapshot Project. Go to our events page and see the species of interest list. Learn, contribute and have fun!Please support our community education and science program.
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The Federal Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act Passes Through Senate, Now in the House Ask Your Representative to Support the U.S. Shark Fin Sales Elimination Ac
tHawaiian Sharks Receive Increased Protection  Learn more About Precedent Setting Law Increasing Shark Conservation.
Regulation Reintroduced to End Deadly West Coast Fishery Tell your Senators to end the driftnet fishery killing thousands of sharks.
End Plastic Pollution in California Waters  Learn more about our lawsuit against Big Plastic
Protect California Sharks Against Trophy Fishing  Join our Shark Watch team collecting data to save protected and breeding sharks, and strengthen regulations.

EventsJune 19, International Surfing Day and Juneteenth So Cal Chapter with Surfrider Foundation, Seal Beach  Join us.
June 19th Snapshot CalCoast- MPA intertidal and subtidal survey, Lovers Point Park, Monterey Address  9:00 AM- 1PM.
July 14, International Shark Day Kailua-Kona Film screening and panel with The Dark Hobby and our Shark Film. Follow our event calendar for details.
September 5, Farallon Island Shark and Wildlife Education Adventure Our expeditions are back with our first since COVID.  More coming for Sharktober!
August 28, Sharks and Mermaid Plastic Free Parade, San Francisco Suit up and join in.
September 5 Farallon Sanctuary Expedition.  Island , Whale, Shark and Seabird Adventure Tickets Available Now.
September 25 Sharktoberfest at the Sanctuary, Shark science, education and fun. Details TBA.  
November 6, Run for Sharks, Run with Kids 1 Mile, and 5 Kilometer run and walk for sharks, and community health fair. Newport Dunes, Newport Beach.  Volunteers and Sponsors Needed. Learn More.Event Details
With your support, we keep sharks swimming and the ocean healthy.
Shark Stewards is a 4 star Charity Navigator, Platinum Ranked Guidestar ranked charity as a proud project of the Earth Island Institute.

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