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David McGuire
Works at Director, Shark Stewards
Attended UC Berkeley, UCSB
Lives in Sausalito
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Semporna Marine Spatial Plan receives award, to be applied to future marine protection planning.
KOTA KINABALU: The Semporna Marine Spatial Plan (SMSP) received the Commendation Award for International Planning Excellence from The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) at their prestigious Award…
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Malaysia announces largest Marine Protected Area in region. http://goo.gl/WD8NTS #SaveSabahSharks
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The third and final legal challenge to the California Shark fin bill has been denied.
California shark fin ban survives the third legal challenge, upholding shark protection by banning the sale and trade of shark fin.
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Our Sabah Shark Protection Society leader Aderick Chong on why he does not eat shark fin soup, and establishing increased shark and ray protection in Malaysia
GEORGE TOWN ­— Aderick Chong Hee Tat, 40, has been leading the anti-shark’s fin movement since 2011 and last year, the Sabah Shark Protection Association (SSPA) was finally officially registered by the Registrar of Societies. Chong, one of
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What can you do for Earth Day? Clean up your streets and neighborhood. We are doing Aquatic Park.  No Butts in the Bay @SharkStewards
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Malaysian support building in tourist sector to stop serving shark fin soup- Sabah is known as the #1 Seafood tourist destination.
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What is your first memory of the ocean? Celebrate it on World Oceans day and take action for ocean health.
Today is World Oceans Day, lets celebrate and protect the ocean
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Final legal challenge dies against shark fin ban. With 10 States, 3 US territories and 2 states pending, Shark Stewards is now working to raise awareness in China through the media and education on the issue of shark fin soup.

"We are winning the fight, but will we win the battle before sharks go extinct?" he said. "We still have hope."
The U.S. Supreme Court this week upheld legislation prohibiting the sale of shark fins in California -- a movement with Marin origins -- by refusing to hear an appeal.
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Ocean health wins against greed and insensibility. California’s shark fin ban survives U.S. Supreme Court challenge goo.gl/qkpLxQ #NoSharkFin
California’s ban on the possession and sale of shark fins survived a legal challenge Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Bay Area suppliers and sellers of shark fin soup, a traditional dish in the Chinese American community. Restaurant owners and shark fin suppliers, joined by Chinese American community organizations, argued that the state was exceeding its authority and was interfering with a commercial fishing market that ...
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Join us celebrating the earth- and the other 71% on Earth Day with a beach clean up and Ecofest celebration.
Celebrate Earth Day with Shark Stewards and the Pacifica Beach Coalition cleaning beaches and abating cigarette butts
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Sharks Worth More Alive than Dead! Malaysian Tour Guides urge a boycott on Shark Fin Soup. Sabah #1 Seafood tourism.
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Despite some groups claims, shark fin soup demand still drive strong demand for fins https://goo.gl/euGbIP
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Work
Occupation
Marine Biologist, Conservation Filmmaker
Skills
Underwater videography, writer, public speaker, conservation policy,SCUBA, Offshore sailor. Ocean adventurer, explorer and storyteller
Employment
  • Director, Shark Stewards
    Shark Conservation and Ocean Communication, 2006 - present
    Director of NGO Shark Stewards. Directs campaigns against shark fin trade. Lead several shark fin trade bans in US states. Works in policy on shark and fisheries protection of sharks and other marine wildlife. Particiated in the development of the California marine protected areas. Leads local ocean conservation efforts, beach clean ups, education projects with Bay Area schools. Co-Chair of the Golden Gate MPA collaborative.
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Currently
Sausalito
Previously
Santa Barbara - The Pacific Ocean
Story
Tagline
Healthy Oceans Need Healthy Sharks
Introduction
Ocean Advocate, media producer and Shark conservationist, dedicated to the ocean. An ocean voyager, a lover of sharks, and the sea.  Media production and story telling through film and the web to promote a healthy ocean.
Bragging rights
Emmy Award Winner, Reefs To Rain Forest. Catalyst to California Shark Fin Ban
Education
  • UC Berkeley, UCSB
    Marine Biology
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Male