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Mission: Sea Stewards mission is to restore ocean health and the health of the San Francisco Bay, by protecting all ocean life from plankton to sharks.

Results: Media production and outreach has reached over ten thousand people in the San Francisco Bay Area. Shark conservation work has been screened on Chinese television and in US Public Television. We are sponsors of shark conservation legislation. Through our research we have tagged hundreds of local sharks and are participating in better fisheries management of sharks.

Target demographics: All people who benefit by ocean health. We focus on shark conservation as stewards of ocean ecosystems.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of sharks

Geographic areas served: San Francisco Bay, World Ocean

Programs: Shark research Shark Conservation Media Production Ocean Health Awareness through media production

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This grassroots shark and ocean sustainability non profit performs with the big guns in the ocean non profit world. Employing social media, press and thousands of hours of volunteer hours, Sea Stewards has become a leader in the shark fin trade movement including initiating the California Shark Fin Trade Ban, collaborating in other successful state bans and leading in others States.The group also collaborates and develops shark conservation in Costa Rica and in Asia where chapters are forming to protect sharks and habitat. A local organization with a big fin print, Sea Stewards works in CITES and lists sharks under the endangered species act. They work in seafood sustainability including testing for contamination and truth in labeling. Their media production work include several award winning ocean films and hundreds of short ocean videos that receive wide viewership.