Join us all month long for sharktoberfest celebrations for sharks.
Events include Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences, Sharks in the Sanctuary, Farallones tours and shark parties.
Check our events page and join us celebrating sharks,
Shark Fight a Story of shark victims turned advocate featuring David McGuire of Sea Stewards on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week
Some of our stories of work with the California Academy of Sciences 2011 Philippines Biodiversity Expedition Including Our Emmy Award winning Reefs to Rainforest.An hour special feature on the expedition.
I’m very excited to share our plans for the new year and ask you to join me protecting sharks and the health of the San Francisco Bay and our oceans. Last year shark protections increased both through shark fin bans in 4 Pacific states, and in establishing shark sanctuaries in several Pacific Island nations. But many shark populations are in bad shape not just from finning but as bycatch and overfishing.We are losing sharks at a far more rapid rate than we can even understand. We just need to start protecting all ocean predators now.
Without apex predators like sharks, ocean ecosystems and even fish populations are becoming unhealthy.
In addition to shark advocacy, our work includes scientific research on sharks and applying ecosystem and fisheries assessment towards ocean conservation.
Sea Stewards continues its affiliation as a project of The Ocean Foundation. With your support in 2012 we will continue to build our existing programs protecting sharks increasing protections and tagging and tracking San Francisco sharks to better understand their movements and fishing pressure.
If you love the ocean as we do, then please help us study and protect sharks as part of our Shark Sanctuary program.
We have a great line up of outreach events (see below) this year and rely on our volunteers and interns to make it all happen.
The team will be out tagging sharks all summer and there may be opportunity for supporters to join us.
Win a dive trip to Cocos Island and support Sharks and Sea Turtle research.
Our partners at he Sea Turtle Restoration Project is hosting a raffel to raise money for sattelite tags for hammerhead sharks and sea turtles. The lucky winner will get a 10-day luxury dive vacation worth $5,940 at Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica on the sumptuous live-aboard vessel “Argo,” April 17-27, 2012. SO DON’T DELAY, BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
The 130-foot Argo is Undersea Hunter’s newest and largest vessel and offers 16 live-aboard berths, delicious fresh food, well-appointed accommodations, and a crew of 12 experienced dive trip leaders.
The raffle winner will help us tag sharks and sea turtles at Cocos Island National Park, one of the premiere dive spots in the world, and help carry out valuable research to protect this incredible marine swimway.
We are also working on the Shark Sanctuary/MPA continuing with ecosystem assessment/shark tagging and a series of public outreach events called Save the Bay, Save the Ocean. Join us at one of our events & meet other ocean advocates!
Follow our Healthy Oceans campaign protecting sharks and marine habitat in the San Francisco Bay and in international waters.
Thank you for your part loving, and protecting the ocean.
Shark Films at the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival March 10, 1 PM Pier 39 Theater. Hosted by Sea Stewards Sharks, Sanctuaries and Ecotourism A discussion on the impacts and the benefits of shark tourism. Earth Day for sharks, Marin County Civic Center April 21st.
Your tax deductible donation will help us continue studying and monitoring shark populations
pupped in the San Francisco Bay, campaigning in Texas, Florida and abroad, and with our new campaigns in 2012.
Join our Cause to protect sharks.
Support our Crowdrise rise up for sharks and sanctuaries.
Give the Gift of a Shark for Valentines Day!
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Sea Stewards, for a Healthy Ocean
Thank you for your love of sharks and all ocean life. Your support keeps us working hard to protect the health and balance to our oceans.
I am grateful for our work with sharks and the ocean victories we have achieved in 2011. After a five year battle initiated in the town of Tiburon (Spanish for shark) Sea Stewards and a coalition of ocean champions banned the sale and trade of shark fin in the entire state of California. What started with a documentary Sharks: Stewards of the Reef we made with our friends at Trillium films – where we documented brutally finned sharks and rails lined with drying fins – ended in increasing protection and appreciation of sharks here at home and across the globe
will support our work on the ground, in the halls of Government and in the water.
With our partners Team Fish Finders lead by master fisherman Steve Shirley, we have tagged another 75 Sevengill sharks in the San Francisco Bay. The return information is providing invaluable data to help better understand and protect these enigmatic apex predators. Next year we hope to use satellite tags to better understand movements.
Thanks to our supporter Lori Grace, we are building stakeholders for this pioneering San Francisco conservation area protecting sharks and the marine ecosystem of Paradise Cove Tiburon. Watch our events page for our next Save the Bay, Save the Oceans meeting January 26.
You can help by joining Sea Stewards by volunteering, participating or supporting sharks and sustainability in the San Francisco Bay and in the world ocean.
Watch for next year’s Sharktoberfest, a Shark Tagging Derby on the Bay, the development of the Shark Sanctuary Program and supporting forage fish.
Please join our cause and help support the future of sharks and the San Francisco Bay and world ocean.
This is the summer of the shark. We have already been visited by a superb White Shark at Stinson Beach. As the days lengthen we are taking increased action for sharks and ocean health.
Sharks are symbols ecosystems health, and the oceans are getting sick. Sharks and the oceans need our help. This summer Sea Stewards is active in supporting the CA Shark Fin Bill and we are continuing the shark tagging program with our partner Steve Shirley and Team Fish Finders.
To continue reaching a world audience we are producing a new film on sharks and our perceptions based in San Francisco and doing our Shark Stewards outreach program.
Join me this summer celebrating sharks on our Farallone Tours, lectures and Sharktoberfest this fall.
As a grass roots effort, we are saving sharks and protecting habitat in the San Francisco Bay. We rely on your volunteer efforts and support.
Please share this message with your friends and put the teeth in marine protection.
We want to see sharks swimming and playing their role in ocean health.
As one of the original sponsors of AB 376 (Fong/Huffman), we are active in supporting a statewide ban of shark fin. Shark fins are one of the most unsustainable products from the sea and the demand is driving sharks to the brink of extinction.
We are joined by a huge coalition of Asian Pacific Islanders including APAOHA belying one politician’s comments of cultural racism.
This is an issue of ocean sustainability. We respect all cultures and races but have no regard for practices that are not respectful to ocean life and sustainability. Shark finning and the consumption driving the practices must stop.
Cultures adapt so we all can live humanely. Please contact your representative today in support of AB 376.
Shark Sanctuary San Francisco
Protecting habitat and nurseries
With the stalling of the California Marine Life Protected Act, Sea Stewards is working to establish shark sanctuaries in the San Francisco Bay to protect sharks, habitat and ecosystems.
Our work is revealing that the San Francisco is a significant nursery for several species of sharks that are being fished offshore. Mature Sevengill females are also being caught in the Bay and offshore.
There are many studies indicating that sharks are important for healthy fish and ecosystems. Protecting sharks will protect our valuable marine ecosystems. Lets start with the mothers, pups, and Bay ecosystems.
Dedicated to a healthy and balanced ocean, Sea Stewards is a grass roots organization relying on volunteers, grants and donations. No salaries are taken. This year we have received support from The Threshold Foundation and the Rose Foundation to support our work.
Special thanks to Lori Grace for her direct support of the Shark Bus to Sacramento. Consider volunteering or donating so we can continue saving sharks and restoring ocean health.
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Thank you for your continued support of sharks and ocean health. Support us by purchasing a Sea Stewards World Oceans Day T shirt.
The AB 376 Vote is going to Committee this week and it is touch and go. The Bill must pass committee this week. We are organizing a busload of supporters during this critical vote Tuesday June 28. Join us in Sacramento for a free ride and lunch.
We are always in need of shark volunteers to help plan events, get out the word and participate in our outreach. Additional skills in fundraising and marketing are desired. To volunteer or to be added to our email list contact Lisa Thomas.
We have a part time summer media internship available for someone interested in nature filmmaking. Video editorial skills, electronic file back up and management skills are desired to help with our film and archive. The position is unpaid but can lead to paid contract work dependent on skills. Contact.
Upcoming Events and Social Network
Sea Stewards Director David McGuire will be speaking “Its All About the Ocean,” at the American Cetacean Society June 30 in Sausalito. Watch for future talks at the Randall Museum and other venues,
Sea Stewards is active in Social Media. Friend us on FaceBook and folow us on Twitter for events, opinions and ocean news.
Sea Stewards is about exploring and documenting Ocean Life. This year we worked on Cocos Island with the Sea Turtle Restoration Project and PRETOMA, and the Philippines with the California Academy of Sciences.
On these trips I experienced the beauty and tragedy of our oceans.
We tagged turtles and sharks, filmed and cut sharks free from longlines and nets. We experienced the beautiful biodiversity of Philippines coral reefs, filmed oceans of plastic but could not find a shark.
We must act now to reduce our impacts on the ocean.
Watch for our video production on these and future expeditions.