Beach Cleanup with Keep Puako Beautiful – Kawiahae, 62-3461 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, HI 96743, USARead More
Shark Bite, Encounter, or Attack?
Scott Haruguchi was fishing from his kayak near Kualoa, approximately one mile off the east coast of Oahu when he received a sudden surprise visitor.Read More
Get Into Your Sanctuary Day Hawaii Celebration
Ko Olina Resort in partnership with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and other community partners will host a Get Into Your Sanctuary Day Celebration. The free event will be held on Saturday, July 22 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a beach cleanup, marine debris art show, entertainment, and ocean education and sustainability activities at Mā‘ili Beach Park.Read More
A Swimmer’s Nightmare: the Cookiecutter Shark
Some sharks, like a weird species of dogfish, the cookiecutter shark, (Isistius brasiliensis) are invisible to daytime surface dwellers, but leaves a tell-tale signature bite mark.
First discovered between 1817-1820 by French naturalists Jean René Constant Quoy and Joseph Paul Giamard during an exploratory voyage, the Cookiecutter shark is one of the most bizarre species of shark to rise from the depths.Read More
Earth Day Cleanup Kohala, Hawai’i
With Keep Puako Beautiful and South Kohala Reef Alliance Shark Stewards invites you to a Tailgate style cleanup of the facility, beach, land and water April 22, 20223. Watch for […]Read More
Sharks at Bioneers 2023
With The Earth Island Institute, Shark Stewards will be participating at the David Brower Center, Berkeley at the 34th Annual Bioneer Conference.Read More
Biden Moves to Create New Sanctuary in South Pacific Ocean
Shark Stewards, along with several other organizations, is urging managers of the Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA to support increased protection of migratory species and pelagic and reef species of sharks and rays as part of the draft Monument Management Plan, expected by the end of 2023.
The coral reefs of the and marine ecosystems of the Pacific Islands support healthy wildlife, provide climate resilience, and provide a variety of cultural and socio-economic benefits. We must act now to support these important efforts protecting vanishing wildlife and imperiled coral reefs.Read More
Gear Changes in Pacific Fleet Shine Ray of Hope for Critically Endangered Sharks
An announcement in 2020 by the Hawaii Longline Association to ban the use of wire leaders in the tuna fleet’s fishing equipment paved the way to help save the imperiled oceanic whitetip shark from extinction.Read More
Comment Period to Permit Shark Fishing Open in Hawaii
Shark Stewards is asking the Hawai’i Division of Aquatic Resources to follow the intent of HB 553 and only allow permits to fish sharks for valid scientific study, Hawaiian cultural practices and in extreme cases, for public safety.Read More
West Hawaii Community Beach Cleanup
Join Shark Stewards in Hawaii beach cleanup with Keep Puako Beautiful in west Hawaii at Spencer ParkRead More