Remember Rob Stewart on January 31
Posted: January 29, 2021
On January 31, 2021, we remember Rob Stewart: shark activist, biologist, author and the filmmaker behind Sharkwater, Revolution and Sharkwater Extinction on the anniversary of his death.
“I think everyone changes the world. It’s just how much, how big, and in what direction. And the more people become educated, the more they change the world in a positive direction. And 7 Billion people have a massive amount of power to change the world.” ~Rob Stewart
Since Sharkwater and Rob’s death, Marine Protected Areas have increased by more than 23 million square kilometers. More than 100 countries have banned shark finning and 41 countries have banned shark finning, fishing or the shark fin trade entirely.
Ocean acidification caused by climate change is the biggest challenge of our generation. The U.S. rejoined the Paris; President Biden’s focus will be on climate change and alternate energy sources after cancelling the XL pipeline.
2020 Shark Updates: 26 tonnes of shark fins were seized in Hong Kong. U.S. law enforcement seized 6 tons of shark fins and shut down a decade long shark smuggling ring. Hawaii levied the highest fine for shark fin smuggling: $126,000 in fines, forfeiture of the vessel valued at $119,000 and seizure of $58,000 of fins.
As Rob said, “If we envision a brighter future, Earth can be paradise for us and for millions of other species—why not use the height of our intelligence, and the greatest evolution of humanity, to usher in something amazing. Don’t feel disillusioned! The challenge is calling the best in us.”
Please share Rob’s message and let your friends know they can watch Sharkwater Extinction free worldwide on Amazon Prime and on Crave in Canada.