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United Airlines Response to Shark Stewards Shark Fin Appeal

December 10th, 2015|

Responses from Ms. Sharon Kobat Executive Services, United Airlines Corporate Customer Care regarding concerns about carrying shark fin on United Airlines flights. United Airlines claims they have not carried shark fin as cargo since 2008, adding the caveat within their control. We are urging United Airlines to take the mantle of leadership in true sustainability and make a public statement condemning the [...]

Help Shark Stewards Enforce the CA Shark Fin Ban

December 3rd, 2015|

It is now illegal under California State law to possess, sell, offer for sale or trade sharks fin or shark fin products.  However, violations are being reported. Fines are low, profits are high and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are undermanned.  Based on a tip, CDFW raided  the Kwong Yip Company of San Francisco and confiscated over 2000 [...]

Press release: Malaysia Airlines Berhad announces it will not carry shark fin or other endangered wildlife products.

October 5th, 2015|

Press Release: For Immediate Distribution Media Contact David McGuire, Shark Stewards San Francisco CA, October 5, 2015 Malaysia Airlines Berhad establishes policy for Shark and wildlife Sustainability by banning shark fin and other wildlife products as cargo on all flights. In a statement dated September 19, 2015, Malaysia Berhad (MAB) has announced an immediate ban on [...]

Press release: Malaysia Airlines Berhad announces it will not carry shark fin or other endangered wildlife products.

October 5th, 2015|

Press Release: For Immediate Distribution Media Contact David McGuire, Shark Stewards   San Francisco CA, October 5, 2015 Malaysia Airlines Berhad establishes policy for Shark and wildlife Sustainability by banning shark fin and other wildlife products as cargo on all flights. In a statement dated September 19, 2015, Malaysia Berhad (MAB) has announced an immediate ban [...]

Shark Sanctuary Malaysia

September 10th, 2015|

Shark Stewards is leading shark and ray conservation in Malaysia and Southeast Asia as part of the newly formed Sabah Shark Protection Association. The goals of this Alliance are: working with the government to limit the shark fin trade, reduce shark and ray killing observe CITES Appendix II for Hammerhead Sharks and Manta Rays create marine protected areas in [...]

Shark Stewards Adds Pressure on American Airlines to Drop Shark Fin

July 30th, 2015|

Recently, conservation organizations in the US and Costa Rica have exerted pressure on American Airlines for exporting US and internationally protected Hammerhead shark fins from Costa Rica, forcing the carrier to create a policy dropping shark fin as cargo. Costa Rican PRETOMA and the US based Turtle Island Restoration Network, documented hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) illegally poached from [...]

Shark Week- Celebrating and Saving Sharks

June 8th, 2015|

It Can be a Bummer! With all the news about overfishing and declining ocean health, we need to reflect on what is good and celebrate our work. Join Shark Stewards in a World Oceans Day celebration JUNE 9 with an uplifting look at what we can do to save sharks and the ocean. Screening of Rob Stewart's new [...]

San Francisco Shark Fin Trader Busted and Fined for Illegal Shark Fins

June 8th, 2015|

First Major Enforcement of California Shark Fin Ban, Over two tons confiscated from San Francisco Vendor and Major Opponent of State Law 6/8/15 California Department of Fish and Wildlife remove containers of shark fins from Kwong Yip Inc during raid, Source: NBCBayArea News Michael Kwong testifying with former Senator Leleand Yee. Photo NBC BayAreaNews [...]

United Airlines Joins American Airlines to Stop Carriage of Shark Fin

April 15th, 2015|

<h2>Send an email to United Airlines thanking them for protecting sharks!</h2> @customercare@united.com, Media Relations &lt;media.relations@united.com&gt; Ms. Angela Rice United Airlines Managing Director of Global Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, Ms. Sharon Kobat Executive Services, United Airlines Corporate Customer Care Dear Ms Rice, Ms Kobat and whom it may concern, In behalf of over 10,000 supporters of Shark Stewards, and far more in the [...]

NOAA Backs Down – US State Shark Fin Bans Stand

April 9th, 2015|

April 9, 2015 Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) submitted their assessment of the nine current state shark fin trade bans throughout the US and have concluded that all of them will remain standing. After a decade of strengthening our fisheries regulations, from the 2000 Federal Shark Finning Prohibition Act to State shark fin trade bans, we have [...]