Shark Stewards Seminar
Join us at our Newport location on October 13th, 2022 @ 6pm.
We will meet two very interesting people!
David McGuire is a marine biologist and shark advocate. He is the founder of Ocean Health and Shark Conservation non-profit Shark Stewards.
We will also meet the energetic and highly motivated Maria Korcsmaros. Maria is a triathlete, personal trainer and shark attack survivor. She is an advocate of preserving the sharks and an integral part of Shark Stewards.
Together, they will talk to us about ocean health, conservation and intervention against shark finning and the shark fin trade. We will also see a new film on white shark research.
David is the Founder and Director of the shark and marine conservation nonprofit "Shark Stewards". A marine biologist, David is a National Geographic Explorer and a research associate at the California Academy of Sciences where he conducts shark studies and media production in the San Francisco Bay and in SE Asia. Shark Stewards introduced the first North American shark fin trade ban in California and led several states and international movements limiting the overfishing of sharks and the shark fin trade. Shark Stewards actively partners with NOAA in our National Marine Sanctuaries and the Ocean Protection Council in our California marine protected areas, where he is Co-chair of a California MPA collaborative committee. A documentary filmmaker, David received an Emmy for Field Production and Camera on the documentary "Reefs to Rainforests" and has numerous awards for his conservation documentaries. He is a National Geographic Explorer with an adventure column and has written and contributed to numerous publications and books, including publishing a new shark science book for youth: Sharks for Kids. He is a popular public speaker on sharks and the ocean and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco.