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Cathay Pacific Joins List of Airlines Banning Shark Fin

June 24th, 2016|

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific announced a complete ban on shipments of shark fin today, joining over seventy international carriers to ban transport of the shark product. Concerned about the rapid decline in shark populations globally, shark conservation groups applauded the measure as another important step in reducing demand for shark fin. Scientists estimate that over [...]

US Trade laws and the USA Shark Sales Elimination Act (HR.737/S.395)

June 22nd, 2016|

Contact  Your Representative and  Your Senators Directly and urge them to support the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2019.

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Challenge to California Shark Fin Ban

May 24th, 2016|

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 For Immediate Distribution U.S. Supreme Court Denies Challenge to California Shark Fin Ban California’s ban on the possession and sale of shark fins survived a third legal challenge Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by San Francisco Bay Area shark fin suppliers and sellers of shark fin soup, a [...]

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: 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, [...]

Take the Pledge to Support Four US Shark Fin Bans

February 1st, 2016|

Support stopping the shark fin trade in the USA. Since 2006 Shark Stewards has been a leader in reducing the shark fin trade and raising awareness about the plight of sharks. We are supporting banning the trade in Nevada and in the USA. Send Email in support of stopping the trade of threatened and endangered shark fins. Shark [...]

Save Sabah Sharks

January 3rd, 2016|

According to a report by the United Nation Food and Agricultural Association, Malaysia is the 9th largest shark fishing nation and has risen to become ranked 3rd globally for shark fin imports.  This small nation is having a serious impact on global shark populations, as well as overfishing as much as 90% of its own shark population. The Malaysian government has [...]

Shark Sanctuary, Marine Protected Areas of the Golden Gate

January 1st, 2016|

 Protecting sharks and the Entire Ecosystem. The San Francisco Bay is an important and complex ecological system whose influence extends from the Sierra to the Sea.  In the past century, the Bay has undergone dramatic change. Nearly 95 % of wetlands habitat have been impacted.  Dredging, pollution and toxic runoff have impacted marine life and overfishing is [...]

Shark Stewards Joins Shark Alliance to Protect Sharks and Rays in Borneo

December 28th, 2015|

A coalition of shark conservation organizations and businesses including US based Shark Stewards have joined forces to create the Sabah Shark Alliance to protect Malaysian sharks and rays. Home to over 62 species of sharks and rays, including several species living only in Borneo, overfishing, habitat loss and the shark fin trade in the region are [...]

Shark Stewards Press and News Coverage

December 15th, 2015|

Press and News 2013-2015 Video on Shark Finning with Shark Stewards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PlBpq55EuQ Press Releases Shark Stewards Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet Shark Stewards Announces Media Partnership with Earth Protect San Francisco non profit Shark Stewards combine with New Zealand Sailors at the America's Cup to protect sharks from Shark finning. CA White Sharks Given [...]