SF Ocean Film Festival - Sign Up Sheet Shark Stewards
|3/10 Event tabling 10-6 PM|
FLOATERS: Dennis Curtin, Sophia Dutra
Day 1 March 10
|9:00 AM - 10:00 AM||David||Set up, banners, materials||Sally Dowd, Ahndy, Jenny Zhou|
|10:00||Kat Garcia||Begin Event|
|10:00 AM - 1:00 PM||Beth/Sophia||Tabling, shark wheel, t shirt, swag sales, petition Jenga?||Jen Katigbak, Jenny Zhou|
|Jenny Zhou||outreach event- petition||Viktoria Kuehn|
|1:00 PM - 3:00 PM||SHARK FILMS||Diane Walton||Film Emcee David||Luca- set up with panel|
Once film starts you can go in- but try to have 1 person watching table
|3:15 PM - 4:30 PM|
Kat Garcia, Jenny Zhou
|3:00 PM - 6:00 PM||David||Luca|
|6:00 PM - 6:30 PM||David|
Break Down (leave everything beneath table except money
Day 2- March 11
|8:30 AM - 9:30 AM|
David, Beth, Diane
|Beach Clean up Aquatic Park||Alice|
|10:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
David, Jenny Zhou
|Tabling, shark wheel, t shirt, swag sales, petition||Beth|
|1:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
Kat Garcia, Jenny Zhou
|3:00 PM - 6:00 PM||Sophia/Beth|
|4:00 PM||ROXY Theater|
Dennis Curtin, Jenny Zhou
|David at Roxie||Germans, Alice, need one and promote|
|6:00 PM - 6:30 PM||Kat Garcia||Breakdown Cowell, Petition, hand outs|
|6:30 PM||Dolphin Club||Wrap party DC||Have fun!|
SHARK STEWARDS Saving sharks for ocean health.
MISSION Shark Stewards mission is to restore ocean health by saving sharks fromto
overfishing and the shark fin trade, and protecting critical marine habitat through the
Volunteers are the most important members of our organization. We are super kelp roots
establishment of marine protected areas and shark sanctuaries.
and need the man, woman and kid power to achieve our goals. Saving sharks and the
Shark Stewards is at the forefront of the local and global movement to save sharks, ban
ocean is a serious matter, but we can have fun doing it. Please remember you are
the shark fin trade, stop illegal shark fishing and establish shark sanctuaries.
representing us and we have to appear before elected representatives and must be taken
seriously! Help recruit more Shark Stewards!
One third of pelagic (oceanic) shark species and one quarter of all sharks, skates and rays
are threatened with extinction. Overfishing and shark finning are killing tens of millions
Be friendly, reach out, ask people their favorite shark story. Stand in front of the table and
of sharks per year at an alarmingly unsustainable rate. Driven largely by overfishing and
smile, walk around with the ipad or clipboard. Where the shark suit or stand in front of
the demand for the luxury shark fin soup, shark populations are plummeting world wide.
the table to engage people. Ask a shark fact, and give them a sticker. Try to get cards or
email addresses (write clearly) to build our newslist and support base. We always need
Through advocacy, education and science, Shark Stewards promotes sound stewardship
more volunteers- especially for Sharktober. Engage but do not argue points if you are
for sharks, and all marine life through trade policy and ecosystem protection. We apply
unclear. Sometimes people want to provoke or argue. Please keep table orderly with
science towards policy to reduce the shark fin trade through legislation and intervention;
materials in bag. Don’t leave table unattended with donation jar or valuable items (stow
stopping overfishing via regulation; and increase protection through endangered species
away in bag beneath table). Please keep the table and bag organized following the event
and habitat protections. Our work has driven US shark fin trade bans and we are working
|for the next one!|
in Washington DC on the US Trade Elimination Act. In Borneo we are documenting
Bottom line- sharks are threatened and our mission is to save them.
trade, creating shark sanctuaries and restoring coral reef ecosystems.
We have two online petitions on the Monuments support and Fed Shark fin Bill- these
Our campaigns, e.g. the Healthy Oceans Initiative and Golden Gate Marine Protected
will be linked to the ipad (with proper wifi). We survive on grants and donations and
Area Collaborative are directed towards raising awareness of shark conservation,
gladly accept all donations (tax deductible)!
sustainable fisheries, improved water quality and marine ecosystem protection. We
|How people can help|
advocate policy including the banning of shark finning, and regulating the shark fin trade
1. Volunteer! Clean up Butts and join us at events, biweekly clean ups at Aquatic
in the USA and the Pacific Rim. Sharktober and Shark Watch education programs reach
over 10,000 youth and public directly, and our online ocean video production and social
2. Join our newsletter- give us an email – write clearly
media have an audience of over 1,000,000.
|3. Online Petition on our Campaign Page|
Shark Stewards is a project of The Earth Island Institute, an environmentalist think tank
4. Social Media Share (now while you have them #SharkStewards)
founded by David Brower and a 501c3 non-profit. Launched in 2006 by award-winning
5. Donations – cash in the shark jar, or online through our web site
film conservationist and marine biologist David McGuire, Shark Stewards is dedicated to
6. Purchase some swag, join our Farallon of Guadalupe Dive trips
conserving our oceans through the protection of sharks.
7. Support us at hearings and events eg Richardsons Bay
8. Hold a fundraiser or T shirt Booster drive.
Saving Sanctuaries and Marine Monuments
|9. Buy a hat or T shirt.|
We are actively opposing the Trump Administration’s proposal to strip protective status
from our Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments and reducing protection
Tasks: Smile! Share our Mission. Pass out cards, stickers, spin share wheel to engage
and potential oil development in our California Sanctuaries. There are online petitions
people. Collect petition signatures and sign in- emails. Sell swag. Engage new volunteers
and pages on the web site.
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Shark Sanctuary Sabah
Table Lead: Inventory shirts, keep track of sales, ensure table is orderly and staffed.We
We are helping establish shark sanctuaries in Malaysian Borneo, the first in the region.
|have Venmo and Square for credit cards.|
We have helped establish the Sabah Shark Protection Association educating the public
and reducing the consumption and trade of shark fins in Malayisa (#3 in the world). We
have a major education campaign to reduce shark fin consumption, and have helped
introduce no shark fishing laws.
Golden Gate Marine Protected Areas
We are co-chairing the local initiative to educate the public and fishermen to observe our
coastal marine protected areas. The MPA Watch program trains citizen scientists in our
MPAs, and are helping develop increased restoration and marine protection in
Hang Onto Your Butts
We are leading the San Francisco coalition to reduce cigarette butts from hitting the
streets and reaching the bay by 50% by 2017. We are educating, advocating for policy
and working with the City and businesses to clean up and dispose of butts through
containers. Butts are recyclable and made into other plastic materials like benches and
|Shark Fin Bans|
We are the leaders in the shark fin trade restriction movement. We successfully passed the
wildlife bill in Nevada and are supporting the US Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act
currently in the House, with over 250 bill supporters. We are helping support a Canadian
Shark fin ban and are working to reduce consumption in Malaysia. There is an online
support page at Sharkstewards.org
Education and Outreach
Through our San Francisco school program we reach over 1000 underserved youth teaching about ocean health and ecology.
Our Sharktober events reach 7-10,000 Bay Area public annually.