Join Sea Stewards celebrating sharks and educating kids May 23rd

Kid’s Ocean Day Adopt-a-Beach Program- May 23, 2013 Ocean Beach, San Francisco Join us on Thursday, May 23, (My Birthday) with over 850 underserved school children from Marin and San Francisco Counties on Ocean Beach cleaning up trash, and creating aerial art to share their message of conservation with the world. To volunteer, contact Wendy … Continue reading Join Sea Stewards celebrating sharks and educating kids May 23rd

Texas House of Representatives Passes Bill to Ban Trade in Shark Fins

Texas could become first Gulf Coast state to enact ban and protect shark species The Texas House of Representatives passed H.B.852 to prohibit the sale, trade, purchase and transportation of shark fins in Texas. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Eddie Lucio III, D-District 38, passed the House with a 87-42 vote. Katie Jarl, Texas state … Continue reading Texas House of Representatives Passes Bill to Ban Trade in Shark Fins

Shark conservationist David McGuire addresses Earth Day Festival

Shark conservationist David McGuire addresses Earth Day Festival By Jean Bartlett Pacifica Tribune Correspondent Click photo to enlarge David McGuire in front of the sailing vessel “Active” ( Robert Vente ) David McGuire, MPH, Director and Founder of the ocean health and shark conservation nonprofit Sea Stewards and the Shark Stewards project, is also a … Continue reading Shark conservationist David McGuire addresses Earth Day Festival

Can shark conservation salvage the blue economy? As long as there is a continuous demand for shark fin soup, the shark population will remain in danger.

Sharks are worth much more swimming in the sea than in soup dishes – in Fiji, shark diving tourism is worth $42m per year, and in French Polynesia, lemon shark diving brings in $15.4m [AFP] Sharks are disappearing from our oceans at the rate of 100 million per year, according to a new study published … Continue reading Can shark conservation salvage the blue economy? As long as there is a continuous demand for shark fin soup, the shark population will remain in danger.

New Study Estimates 100 Million Sharks Killed Each Year

Almost 100 million sharks are being killed each year, with fishing rates outstripping the ability of populations to recover, scientists have estimated. Sharks need better protection to prevent possible extinction of many species within coming decades, the researchers warned ahead of latest global meeting to discuss the trade in threatened species. The Convention on International … Continue reading New Study Estimates 100 Million Sharks Killed Each Year

California/Oregon Drift Gillnet Fishery Violates the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act

Brendan Cummings Ocean Program Director PO Box 549 • Joshua Tree, CA • 92252 T: (760) 366-2232 x. 304 • F: (760) 366-2669 •bcummings@biologicaldiversity.org Via Electronic and Certified Mail June 23, 2006 Carlos M. Gutierrez Secretary of Commerce U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room 5516 Washington, D.C. 20230 Email: cgutierrez@doc.gov Dr. William … Continue reading California/Oregon Drift Gillnet Fishery Violates the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act

Front For Our Seas Calls on Incopesca’s intervention in Costa Rica

January 9, 2012 -San José, Costa Rica The immediate intervention of Incopesca and the destitution of its Board of Directors, is the recommendation of (The Front for Our Seas), delivered today through a letter addressed to Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla and the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Gloria AbrahamLetter addressed to Costa Rica’s President … Continue reading Front For Our Seas Calls on Incopesca’s intervention in Costa Rica

NOAA Identifies Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Countries and new Provisions for Shark Conservation Act

The United States is committed to working bilaterally and multilaterally to address illegal, unreported, or unregulated (IUU) fishing, and bycatch of protected living marine resources, as well as shark catch on the high seas where the nation does not have regulatory measures in place comparable to the United States. The United States wants to ensure … Continue reading NOAA Identifies Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Countries and new Provisions for Shark Conservation Act