Tragically, the ocean community lost one of its powerful voices with the passing of filmmaker Rob Stewart. Rob was best known for his documentary Sharkwater and was a tireless advocate for the protection of sharks. His efforts elevated the critical need to ban shark finning which leads to the devastating loss of an estimated 100 million sharks annually.
He was a dear friend to many of us and we were incredibly fortunate to have Rob as one of our speakers at our Gala in December. His impassioned speech on the work left to be done was a call-to-action for all of us.
We have lost a true ocean and shark champion, and it is our responsibility to carry on his work. We owe that to him.