Capitol Hill Ocean Week

Hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Capitol Hill Ocean Week s a great way to learn about marine issues, and influence decision makers.

Focusing on community marine protection and fishing sharks on the high seas, Shark Stewards will be participating in two of these discussions.

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Pacific Islander and Asian American Heritage Month – A Hawai’i Perspective

May is recognized as Pacific Islander and Asian American Heritage Month established to recognize the history, contributions, achievements and importance of Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans. With mixed Asian- Hawaiian blood, I represent two island peoples, both who have suffered from discrimination, but also two races who are close to ocean. In recent years I have learned about Hawaiian cultural values like pono (wisdom ) and malama, (care) for the ocean has been recognized by the state of Hawai’i.

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How Watching JAWS Made Me Feel About Sharks

The first summer blockbuster film Jaws entered sharks into our collective consciousness and sparked both fear of and fascination for sharks. Including mine.
The plight of sharks and our oceans is more critical now than ever before. As we approach the year’s end, your tax-deductible donation to Shark Stewards will play a pivotal role in making a tangible difference in 2024.

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Saving Hammerheads along the Baja Peninsula

Shark Stewards has joined Pelgios Kakunja to develop a protected migratory swim-way that connects critical nursery and aggregation areas like Las Animas along the eastern peninsula. We are also working with local communities and artisanal shark fishermen to develop sustainable ecotourism between Cabo Pulmo and Loreto to support a no-fishing zone, to allow endangered hammerhead sharks to recover.

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Hammerhead Sharks Nearly Gone From Sea of Cortez

Scalloped hammerhead sharks have nearly disappeared completely from most of the Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez) a new scientific study finds. The study reported that Scalloped hammerhead sharks, once common, are now nearly absent, especially from seamounts where they once proliferated.

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Saving Endangered Sharks Through Art, and Community Action

November News Ecotourism in La Paz, and at nearby Cabo Pulmo are examples of how dive-ecotourism can support conservation and marine protection. Our goal is to extend this up into the Gulf, connecting protected places with a no fishing migratory pathway. Follow us on this exciting partnership and endeavor to save endangered sharks at of the world’s great shark Hope Spots! 

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The Islands of the Dead: Exploring the Farallon Islands

Located close to San Francisco, one of the world’s most recognizable metropolises, there is a series of desolate, fog shrouded, wind and wave-sculpted islands. Known as the “Islands of the Dead” by the Native Miwok, and the “Devil’s Teeth” by Spanish mariners, these islands have a fascinating history of human exploitation, killing and loss.

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Sharktober 2023 News and Events

Sharktober is a celebration of white sharks to our Sanctuary offshore, and to educate and motivate the public to save endangered sharks and rays. Our first Sharktoberfest events were intended to drive support for the now successful California Shark Fin Ban introduced by Shark Stewards, and the USA shark fin trade ban passed in 2022.  Since that time we have used these events with our partners at the California Academy of Sciences, the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, the California Ocean Protection Council and other NGOS and agencies to reach over 100,000 public and youth directly in the Bay Area and beyond to celebrate and save sharks. Join us for our 15th year celebrating and saving sharks!

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