David McGuire, Founder of Shark Stewards: Marine Protected Areas
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00 -9:00 P.M.
Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito, CA
Do Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Sanctuaries Save Sharks?
A look at protection measures in California and beyond and the effectiveness of MPAs and Sanctuaries on shark conservation. As Co- Chair of the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaboration, Shark Stewards is a committed partner in the state’s marine protection. As part of a statewide network, their mission is to help communicate the importance of Marine Protected Areas along the San Francisco and Marin shorelines and assist fishermen to comply with the regulations under the California Marine Life Protection Act.
About David McGuire, MEH, Director of Shark Stewards
A marine biologist and ocean advocate, David McGuire is the
founder of the Ocean Health and Shark Conservation non-profit Shark Stewards. As a Research Associate of the Department of Aquatic Biology at the California Academy of Sciences, David is conducting a shark research program that includes population studies, movements and fisheries impacts.
As Captain, Dive Master and filmmaker, David has explored the world ocean on numerous sailing voyages producing media with an emphasis on ocean awareness. Educated in Marine Biology, he 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 and is a lecturer at the University of San Francisco. He also speaks to students of all ages and to the public on the importance of sharks to the oceans. David is also an author of numerous articles and fiction and non-fiction books including Surviving the Shark. He sits on several boards of non-profits including The San Francisco Green Film Festival and the Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary Association.
Having worked as a stakeholder and participant establishing California Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) under the Marine Life Protection Act, he is now Co-Chair of the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaborative with Mr. Brian Baird of the Bay Institute. This group of beach walkers, fishermen, NGOS, Government, Academics, Aquariums and general public are working to communicate and educate the general public about MPAs and facilitate compliance.