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Shark Stewards Works to Save Sharks at CITES

April 21st, 2019|

Shark Stewards is joining forces with the Shark Research Institute to advocate and lobby to increase protection for sharks and rays under CITES Appendix II.

2019 Update & Action to Support the US Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act

January 3rd, 2019|

Sign the Petition and Contact Your Congressperson to SUPPORT the US Shark Fin Trade Ban HR 737 2019 Globally shark populations are on the decline. 25% of all sharks and rays are threatened with extinction. Sharks are being overfished and the shark fin trade is threatening large species of sharks such as blue sharks with extinction. Join [...]

New jersey Shark Fin Ban: Support

May 12th, 2019|

The bipartisan New Jersey shark fin trade ban has advanced through the Senate and is progressing through the State Assembly. Residents of New Jersey are asked to contact their Assemblyman and SUPPORT ASSEMBLY BILL No. 4845. "Dear Assemblyman, As a New Jersey resident I urge you to protect ocean health by voting yes on Assembly Bill [...]

San Francisco Bay Designated New Hope Spot

April 29th, 2019|

April 28, 2019 Tiburon California The San Francisco Bay has been designated an international Hope Spot by Mission Blue's Dr. Sylvia Earle today. The official announcement was made at the Estuary Ocean Science Center’s Annual Discovery Day Open House, presented by The Barbara & Richard Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology & Environmental Science at the only [...]

Dive with Guadalupe White Sharks

April 23rd, 2019|

Want to see a great white shark up close, personal and learn more about these amazing sharks and why they deserve protection? Join Shark Steward's Director David McGuire October 13-17 on a unique education, photographic opportunity and the shark adventure of a lifetime.Talks, films and hands-on activities will make this trip unique, but it is the [...]

Spring Ahead for Sharks- April News

April 12th, 2019|

View this email in your browserSinging the blues? Supported by board member Jeff Morrison, we free dived and filmed blue sharks 15 miles offshore in San Diego. Surrounded by a super pod of common dolphins and lunge feeding humpback whales, we captured images using our 360 camera and using the Trident ROV (above). The most common large [...]

Marine Protected Areas and Sanctuaries- Why We Need Them

April 7th, 2019|

Podcast with Superintendent of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Maria Brown on the https://www.coastalnewstoday.com/podcasts/david-mcguire-and-maria-brown-at-ioff On this episode, we return to Fort Mason in San Francisco for a fascinating discussion with David McGuire or Shark Stewards and Maria Brown, Superintendent of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.  A marine biologist and shark advocate, David McGuire is [...]

Ocean Film Festival a Wrap- and more sharks coming.

March 23rd, 2019|

The 16th annual Ocean Film festival was a huge success, with a sold-out reception and opening of Sharkwater Extinction. The festival awarded the Shark Water Team the Conservation award, and team member Brock Cahill attended and accepted the award. For me, having met the late Robert Stewart and with Rob, used the first Shark Water film [...]

Support the Shark Fin Trade Act in Canada

March 23rd, 2019|

Driven largely by the shark fin trade and illegal fishing, over 100 million sharks and rays are killed each year up in the global fin trade. The process of shark finning is a fishing practice involving cutting the fins off the shark – often while still alive – and then tossing the shark back into the [...]

Marine Protected Area Monitoring with Citizen Science

March 13th, 2019|

Shark Stewards is teaming up with the California Academy of Sciences, the California Ocean Protection Council, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to build the capacity to use citizen science observations to understand and monitor biodiversity across California’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) network. Citizen science is the involvement of non-scientists in the production of [...]

March News- Shark Films & CITES

March 5th, 2019|

View this email in your browserSharkwater and the International Ocean Film Festival, San FranciscoAction For SharksSave the WedgefishEngaging and Inspiring YouthEvents---------------------------------------------------------------  Sharkwater Extinction Opens the International Ocean Film Festival, San Francisco with Shark StewardsIn 2006 Sharkwater opened the world's eyes to the threats to sharks caused by shark finning. The film motivated activists to rise up and fight shark [...]