On September 25, 2017, Hang Hing Herbal Medicine Ltd. imported a shipment containing 22 bags of processed shark fins, declared as fish bone, into Richmond, BC. The Canada Border Services Agency noted that the shipment contained wildlife products and referred it to ECCC Enforcement. Wildlife enforcement officers inspected the shipment and concluded that the products, declared as fish bone, were in fact shark fins. DNA testing was used to determine that the shipment contained two species of shark, one being a CITES Appendix II-listed species, Carcharhinus longimanus (oceanic whitetip shark). An importer must obtain a permit from the country of export before importing an Appendix II species into Canada. No permit to import the 12, 984 Oceanic Whitetip Shark fins had been obtained.Read More
A ban on the shark trade would help keep the ecosystem stable. The low level of sharks
in the oceans has a detrimental effect on the ecosystem as a whole. For instance, the University
of Miami’s organization SRC (Shark Research and Conservation) led by marine biologist Dr
Neil Hammerschlag says that “Our research team found that across reefs where sharks have been
depleted, prey fishes had significantly smaller caudal fins and eyes compared to the reefs with
intact shark populations (up to 40 and 46% relative difference in standardized means).”.
Results from our Sharktober shark survey- test your knowledge!
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On December 4, 2021 a man was bit by a shark while surfing at the popular break Banyans in Kailua- Kona between the hours of 5:55 and 6 PM during a period of light rain. Jahred Willieford was waiting for a wave with a nearby
surfer when the shark grasped his arm, pulling him off the board and submerging him before releasing. He reported the shark bit him then spun and hit him in the face with its tail but was able to swim to the adjacent surfer. Aided by his fellow surfer, Mr. Willieford was able to come ashore and was treated by emergency responders
for severe lacerations to his arm, a broken nose and missing teeth.
A talk by Shark Stewards Director David McGuire for the Marin SCUBA Club.Read More
Join adjunct Professor and Shark Stewards Director David McGuire for a talk on NE Pacific Great White sharks and short film.Read More
On September 28, 2021, the ACS San Francisco Bay chapter was honored to host an exciting presentation by David McGuire, Founder and Director of Shark Stewards, National Geographic Explorer, and Emmy award-winning filmmaker.Read More
Join David McGuire for a lecture hosted by the Marin Scuba Club on Wednesday, October 13 from 7:00 to 8:30pm to learn and discover a new or deeper fascination with sharks. Read more: https://sharkstewards.org/Read More
Join Shark Stewards celbrating our 15th Annual Sharktoberfest with our Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and watch it on YouTubeRead More
Join us for an exciting presentation by David McGuire, Founder of Shark Stewards. Mr. McGuire will discuss his research and work to save and protect sharks around the world. Sharks are an apex species, critical to the health of ocean ecosystems, yet shark populations are under relentless pressure.Read More