Where We Work

Shark Stewards works locally, nationally and internationally to save sharks and protect the ocean and marine wildlife from California to China.

From humble youth education to high impact policy making, we cross oceans to save sharks.

Current Work


  • New National Marine Sanctuary with the proposed Chumash Heritage NMS in south central California with the Northern Chumash Tribal Council and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.
  • Fisheries Protection for Sharks- regulating gear in the set and drift gillnet fishery in Southern California as part of the California Bycatch Reduction Network.
  • California Marine Protected Areas- monitoring at the Farallon islands, educating for compliance and introducing new MPAs in the San Francisco Bay with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the California MPA Collaborative Network.
  • Beach Cleanups and Community Engagement- ocean health fair and Run for Sharks Newport Beach.
  • Beach cleanups from San Francisco to Newport Beach with underserved youth.
  • Sharktober celebrations and outreach events supporting whte shark awareness and our Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary


  • New National Marine Sanctuary designation in the Papahānaumokuākea
  • Youth education and beach cleanups with Keep Puako Beautiful, Hawaiian Prepatory Academy
  • Malama Manō – No shark fishing-and working to ban the collection and export of reef fish for the Aquarium trade
  • Kahu Manō – film in production on Hawaiian sharks, culture and conservation to protect oceanic whitetip sharks internationally. With Kumu Micah Kamohoali’i, Kumu Ka’imi Kaupiko, Hawaii- born freedivers and sharks.

SE Asia

  • Monitoring coral, fish and sharks for increased marine protection in Belongas Bay, Lombok, Indonesia with partners SORCE. Includes a media communication component to reduce shark take and trade of fins.
  • Increasing Shark and Marine Protection in Sabah, Malaysia with partners Sabah Shark Alliance
  • Singapore Shark Fin- aggregating data and working with student activists to reduce shark fin consumption and trade.


With partners Pelgios Kakunja, we are working to document and build stakeholder and scientific support for a migratory swimway for hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, rays, sea turtles and marine mammals between Cabo Pulmo and Loreto. Includes a media communication component to build public awareness to protect hammerhead sharks and to support a formal marine protected for sharks and pther marine megafauna in the Gulf of California.