Chapter meeting the second Wednesday of the month. 7:00pm at the Wipeout Bar and Grill, Bon Aire Shopping Center, Greenbrae.
American Cetacean Society
Tuesday October 29th
Location: Saylor’s Restaurant (upstairs room) 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito,
$5 Suggested Donation goes toward Student Research Grants
David McGuire, MPH, Director and Founder of Shark Stewards
Shark movements and their impacts on conservation
Sharks have swam the oceans for over 400 million years, helping to shape and maintain the balance of ocean ecosystems. Sharks have survived the five great extinction events, including the last which caused the dinosaurs to go extinct. For all this time, sharks were the top predators in the ocean.
Today, many species are threatened with extinction within our lifetime. Overfishing and shark finning is killing tens of millions of sharks per year at an alarmingly unsustainable rate.
Fortunately, global attitudes are rapidly shifting in favor of sharks. We are at the forefront of the glocal movment to protect sharks, ban the shark fin trade, stop illegal shark finning and establish shark sanctuaries.
There is lot to do to support shark populations, and Shark Stewards is here to help. We provide the tools for activists to take action and stop shark finnning and ban the shark fin trade.
Shark Stewards is a project of The Turtle Island Restoration network, a 501c3 non-profit based in the San FranciscoBay area. Launched as Sea Stewards in 2006 by award-winning film conservationist and marine biologist David McGuire, Shark Stewards is dedicated to conserving our oceans through the protection of sharks.
Start a Shark Stewards Chapter.
Support Shark Sanctuaries and Shark Fin Trade Bans.
Stop Shark Finning.
David McGuire is the founder of the non-profit Sea Stewards and the Shark Stewards initiative.
Educated in Marine Biology, David holds a masters degree in Environmental Health and has worked in education and public health at the University of California at Berkeley for over a decade. David is the writer, producer and underwater cinematographer of several award-winning documentaries, including Sharks of San Francisco Bay. He also worked as cameraman on feature films such as 180 South with Patagonia and A Beautiful Wave. Films in production include a series on sea turtle conservation with Fish Finder, and a series on local sustainable seafood with fish guru Kenny Belov of Fish. He has also published numerous articles on the state of the ocean and sharks and writes a blog on sharks and ocean health.
As the Director of Sea Stewards and the Shark Stewards project, David helped build a coalition leading to the passage of the California Shark Conservation Act, AB 376. David is a published author and sits on several boards of non-profits including The San Francisco Green Film Festival and the Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary Association. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Hero of Marin Environmental Stewardship Award in 2011, and an Emy for his filming on the documentary Reefs to Rainforests.
Normally we do not have presentations in November and December due to the holidays. But due to being asked to host this important film we thought it would be a wonderful way to close our 2013 presentation series by showing this film which encompasses much of what we have experienced this year.
Tuesday November 12th
Location: Bay Model Visitor Center 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA
$5 donation requested
Please join us for: Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship
A new way of thinking, a new way of living in concert with the sea, and in consideration of those yet to come.
Tainted waters, dying reefs, and failing fisheries—the myth of the boundless ocean is no more. With Earth’s burgeoning populace facing an uncertain future on our beleaguered blue planet, never before have the world’s oceans been called upon to serve so many, while suffering so much.
From the troubled waters now rises a new wave of hope, of prosperity through preservation, playing out in communities across the country and intimately captured in the new film by Green Fire Productions, OCEAN FRONTIERS.
OCEAN FRONTIERS takes us on an inspiring voyage to seaports and watersheds across the country—from the busy shipping lanes of Boston Harbor to an obscure little fishing community in the Pacific Northwest; from America’s coral reef playground in the Florida Keys to the nation’s premier seafood nursery in the Mississippi Delta. Here we meet an intermingling of unlikely allies, of industrial shippers and whale biologists, pig farmers and wetland ecologists, sport fishers and reef snorkelers and many more, all of them embarking on a new course of cooperation, in defense of the seas that sustain them. OCEAN FRONTIERS is a documentary and outreach campaign to inspire and mobilize audiences to better care for the ocean, for the good of all. Now is your opportunity to get involved.
Official Selection: Environmental Film Festival 2013, Official Finalist Blue Ocean Film Festival 2012, Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival 2012, Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2012, American Conservation Film Festival 2012
The film is 80 minutes. Afterwards we invite those of you who would like to join us at Saylor’s Restaurant, 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito, to celebrate yet another great SF Bay ACS year and ring in the holidays!