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Sabah’s Shame- IUU Fishing and Fish Bombing Bring Death to Divers

July 7th, 2019|

It has been estimated by a United Nations FAO report that as much as 30% of global fishing is IUU, or Illegal, Unreported or Unregulated. Shark finning and the shark fin trade is an egregious example of this, but all around are other terrible examples of overfishing generated by greed, negligence or desperation.One of the components of Shark [...]

Shark Stewards Releases Shark Catch and Trade Report in Malaysia

February 1st, 2019|

Following four years of market survey and analysis of available trade and catch data in Sabah, Shark Stewards has released a comprehensive report on Shark and Ray Catch and Trade in Sabah, Malaysia in September 2018. Final Report Sabah Shark Report Final 9_20_18 (3) (1)Download On behalf of the Sabah Shark Protection Association, a collaborative group [...]

Summary, Sabah Shark Report 2018

June 18th, 2018|

Introduction On behalf of a collaborative group of non-profits, businesses, and registered organizations in Malaysia and in Sabah, Shark Stewards has undertaken a report to consolidate existing and unpublished data to better define the quantity and breadth of the catch of elasmobranches (sharks, skates and rays) in Malaysia, the trade of their meat and products, and [...]

Coral Reef Restoration, Shark Research and Rescue Borneo at Pom Pom Island

May 20th, 2018|

With the University of San Francisco Shark Stewards returns to Sabah Malaysia in June working with our partners at KOPEL and the Sabah Shark Protection Association restoring a tropical forest ecosystem and documenting and saving wildlife in Borneo.

Exploring and Saving Borneo Wildlife

August 15th, 2017|

Since 2013 when we signed onto an effort to ban shark fishing in Sabah, Borneo, Shark Stewards has been active in the region in policy, data collection and restoration in Malaysia. Invited to the country by conservation partners, I was impressed by the strong conservation community, particularly in Sabah. Well known for its Orangutan, pygmy elephants [...]

Shark Stewards, Sabah Shark Protection Association Adding Voice for Sabah Sharks

July 28th, 2016|

Divers Upset To See Dead Sharks On Boat Near Mabul, international call to support increased shark protection in Malaysia. SEMPORNA, 27 July 2016: Just days after photos of dead sharks emerged from Pulau Mabul off here, tourists caught on camera sharks slumped on a long boat, the tails of at least four hanging on the side. [...]

International Outcry Against Shark Slaughter at Malaysian Tourist Island

July 20th, 2016|

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Press Contact: David McGuire Sharksteward(at)gmail.com 7/19/2016 The  Sabah Shark Protection association confirmed today that photographs of sharks slaughtered and finned have come from the dive tourist destination Pulau Mabul in the Semporna region of Sabah Malaysia and near the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. “This kind of senseless shark slaughter is [...]

Malaysian Minister Declares Three Shark Sanctuaries in Sabah

March 3rd, 2016|

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is set to declare three of its marine parks as shark sanctuaries by mid-2016 in a bid to protect the endangered marine creatures, state Tourism, Culture and Environment minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said. He said the Tun Sakaran marine park in Semporna district, Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park here and the proposed Tun Mustapha [...]

Shark Shepherd: Combining Art with Conservation

February 2nd, 2016|

A new campaign that combines underwater photography and conservation activism is creating a wave of interest. Shark Shepherd is a series of underwater photography by artist Benjamin Wong aka Von Wong. The project is a collaboration with Shark Stewards, a San-Francisco-based nonprofit working for shark conservation in California and all over the world, to promote a petition to help establish [...]

Shark Shepherd: Saving Sharks with Art

February 1st, 2016|

As part of the Sabah Shark Protection Association (SSPA), Shark Stewards is calling for Malaysia to protect its dwindling shark populations in the country, especially in Semporna. Sharks are being landed near tourist resorts and divers are recording a rapid decline in shark and ray species threatening dive ecotourism and the health of local marine ecosystems. SSPA President, [...]