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
Two shark attacks in Hawaii leave tourists wondering is it safe to go in the water. “Pua ka wiliwili, nanahu ka manō” is a Hawaiian saying relating to the time in which the wiliwili tree flower is in bloom corresponds with an increased frequency of manō (sharks ) biting humans.Read More
On December 4, 2021 a man was bit by a shark while surfing at the popular break Banyans in Kailua- Kona between the hours of 5:55 and 6 PM during a period of light rain. Jahred Willieford was waiting for a wave with a nearby
surfer when the shark grasped his arm, pulling him off the board and submerging him before releasing. He reported the shark bit him then spun and hit him in the face with its tail but was able to swim to the adjacent surfer. Aided by his fellow surfer, Mr. Willieford was able to come ashore and was treated by emergency responders
for severe lacerations to his arm, a broken nose and missing teeth.
We will be screening the film Sharks Stewards of the Reef, co-produced by Shark Stewards to advocate for the establishment of this monument under President GW Bush, and advocate for state shark fin trade bans.Read More
Shark Stewards is working in Hawai’i to support House Bill 553, which passed the House and Senate unanimously. The bill will provide necessary protections for Hawai’ian mano (shark).Read More