Tag Archives: Sea Stewards

NOAA Backs Down In Dispute Over California Shark Fin Law

NOAA Backs Down In Dispute Over California Shark Fin Law Huffman: “Pleased that NOAA has decided not to interfere with the progress California and other states have made in ending the cruel practice of shark finning” WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), who has led the Congressional effort to protect California’s landmark law banning the sale, … Continue reading NOAA Backs Down In Dispute Over California Shark Fin Law

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

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

Save Our Bay: Event November 30 to Discuss Shark Protection

SAVE OUR OCEAN, SAVE OUR BAY   Wed., November 30th  7:30 to 10:30 pm Lori Grace with special guests   David McGuire from SeaStewards.org, Michael Bailey from InDefenseofAnimals.org,       Ashley Blacow from Oceana, Paul Hobi from Ocean Conservancy.                         Greetings!   We will look at sections of certain films dealing with the state … Continue reading Save Our Bay: Event November 30 to Discuss Shark Protection

Call or Write these Senators in opposition to AB 376

Please call these Senators- especially if you are in their district- and ask them to support shark protection.  Talking points on our home page link. The following five senators have publicly spoken out against AB 376, voted against AB 376 in committee, or abstained in committee. Senator Yee (D-San Francisco) – (publicly opposed) – Sacramento … Continue reading Call or Write these Senators in opposition to AB 376

The State of the Ocean and the Need for Ocean Health

In June, a report was released by the International Programmes on the State of the Ocean, announcing the results of a high level summit. Conclusions? It’s worse than we thought. We are rapidly accelerating toward the next wide-scale extinction event in the oceans, and the rate of change is faster than anticipated. The team of … Continue reading The State of the Ocean and the Need for Ocean Health

Sharks of the Philippines and Shark Fins in Asia

In May and June of 2011 I accompanied the 2011 California Academy of Sciences Philippines Biodiversity Expedition as videographer and scientist, exploring, explaining and protecting the natural world.  In over 1000 dives our team observed only two sharks. These whitetip reef sharks generally frequent a local reef and were protected by a dive resort.  If … Continue reading Sharks of the Philippines and Shark Fins in Asia

Demon Fish Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks- A Review by David McGuire

Demon Fish Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks By Juliet Eilperin,  Review by David McGuire for the San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area residents get sharks more than most people. Whether we're tracking our resident white shark population in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary or debating how to keep the predator off … Continue reading Demon Fish Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks- A Review by David McGuire

Call to Action. Support Sharks and urge these Senators to pass the ban unamended.

California's Shark Fin Ban –  AB 376 (Fong/Huffman) – HEARING DATE : 08/15/11 The Bill to protect sharks is in peril of being watered down. Pressure by Senators Leland Yee and Ted Lieu, and the hired guns of a prestigious lobby firm is causing serious damage to the passage of AB 376.  These Senators are pressuring … Continue reading Call to Action. Support Sharks and urge these Senators to pass the ban unamended.