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Sharktober and Sailing the Devil’s Teeth

September 17th, 2019|

Thirty miles west, one can catch a glimpse of the mysterious Farallon Islands when the marine layer lifts. The coastal by Miwok Indians called them the Islands of the Dead, and the Devil's Teeth by Spanish mariners who dreaded the unseen rocks and fog shrouded spires of the Farallon Islands. Named by explorer Juan Cabrillo, los [...]

Shark Stewards Works to Save Sharks at CITES

August 13th, 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

July 26th, 2019|

The House just made a major move in global shark conservation and  passed HR 737 to ban the sale and trade of shark fins in the USA. Sign the Petition and Contact Your Congressperson to SUPPORT the US Shark Fin Trade Ban HR 737/ S. 793 2019 Globally shark populations are on the decline. 25% of [...]

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 [...]

Adventures at the Farallon Islands

November 6th, 2019|

For decades I have been been participating in science, filming, education and dive adventures in our National Marine Sanctuaries from the Cordell Bank, the Monterey Bay and Channel Island National Marine Sanctuaries including leading public education trips in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Since 2011 Shark Stewards has been leading these specialized ecosystem and wildlife [...]

We Helped Stop Gillnets, Now Stop the Longlines off the Pacific Coast

November 5th, 2019|

Shark Stewards has submitted written comments opposing this proposed longline fishery and will be attending the hearings in Orange County November 20 to fight this proposed action.

Alice in Borneo’s Wonderland

November 4th, 2019|

Sixteen year old Alice dives through the Looking Glass into the undewater world of Borneo, learning to SCUBA, discovering sharks and finding the ocean wild is not all as it appears at the surface.

Fed Ex: Stop Shipping Shark Fin

September 25th, 2019|

We call on Fed Ex to join 35 airlines and carriers including UPS, DHL and Air China and stop facilitating this unsustainable trade of endangered and threatened sharks and stop the shipment of shark fin.

Mystery of the Farallones, a Melange of Marine Protection

September 22nd, 2019|

The waters outside the Golden Gate host an abundance of marine life, and a diversity of marine protection from our State MPAs to the rocks of the California Coastal National Monument to our National Marine Sanctuaries. Just outside the Golden Gate, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary reaches around the San Francisco Bay from Muir Beach on the  Marin [...]

China Carriers Drop Shark Fin, Ask Fed Ex to Join Them.

September 21st, 2019|

Air China joins 35 other air carriers in policy to save sharks and ban the carriage of shark fin as Fed Ex ignores the call to save sharks. Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes toward trade in endangered sharks. In a [...]

What is Sharktober?

September 19th, 2019|

Sharktober Interview questions from an Interview on Public Radio, KALW in 2015     1) I can see you are a highly prominent figure in the shark and marine conservatory world, how did you discover this passion? I’ve always loved sharks and sought them out on my dives to photograph and film but I didn’t begin to [...]

Summer Shark News

September 8th, 2019|

Shark News from SE Asia Photo by Jonas Allert on Unsplash View this email in your browserLATEST NEWS | CAMPAIGNS | GET INVOLVED  DONATEJuly 2019Happy Shark Week from SE Asia.Discovery Channel's vaunted shark sensational series has kicked off, and with the Shark Park off San Francisco and the white shark tourists visiting the Long Island shore, US beachgoers are getting tuned in for real. To keep [...]

Protections for Mako Sharks and Giant Rays Under CITES

September 6th, 2019|

By international agreement, a majority of countries committed to protect 18 species of sharks and giant rays under proposals directed at conserving some of the ocean’s most charismatic fish threatened by commercial fishing and the Chinese demand for shark fin soup.  Sixteen species of wedgefishes and guitarfishes including two species of critically endangered mako sharks each passed [...]