Tag Archives: shark finning

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

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

Shark Fin Bill Goes to Senate: Act Now to Support Sharks

Sacramento, August 25,  by David McGuire, Director Sea Stewards Today the California Senate Appropriations Committee voted to support shark conservation efforts by banning the sale of shark fins.  Scientists and conservationists believe that the rising demand for the dish in the past decades has lead to widespread hunting of sharks for their fins, and is … Continue reading Shark Fin Bill Goes to Senate: Act Now to Support Sharks

Shark Week and the State of Sharks

From Sea Stewards KQED Quest Blog This week millions of viewer’s eyes will be turned to Shark Week, the Discovery Channel's most popular program. With shows like "Top Five Eaten Alive", "Killer Sharks and Rogue Sharks", the program continues to dish up blood, teeth and fear, while perpetuating the irrational perception that sharks are killing … Continue reading Shark Week and the State of Sharks

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.

Pura Vida. Diving Cocos Island and an Uncertain Life for Sharks

Pura Vida. The good life. That sums up the experience of the past two weeks onboard the vessel Sirenuse at Isla de Coco, 350 miles off Costa Rica. Life is good on this incredible vessel, with a crew enthusiastically behind the Pretoma team's efforts to document, and tag sea turtles and sharks. Onboard are biologists, … Continue reading Pura Vida. Diving Cocos Island and an Uncertain Life for Sharks

Take Action in Support of the California Shark Fin Bill AB 376

The Shark Fin Bill will reduce demand for fins and will help enforcement in our ports.  The Bill has passed the Assembly and Senate Committees and is going to the full Senate next week. We Must Act Today! Please support this bill by calling or sending letters or emails to: 1.  California residents: Send a … Continue reading Take Action in Support of the California Shark Fin Bill AB 376