Sharkwater’s Rob Stewart 1979 – Jan 31 2017

Rob Stewart’s legacy continues to make waves three years since his passing on Jan. 31, 2017. It began with his first film, Sharkwater, which opened the flood gates with its exposure of shark finning. It showed audiences the devastation that sharks endured in order to be served up in shark fin soup, while becoming a catalyst for change. Thanks to Sharkwater, he saved one-third of the world’s sharks. In the decade since, Rob continued his work with Revolution on ocean acidification and had many successes. Rob’s final parting gift, Sharkwater Extinction, which his family and friends completed after his death, continues to have a rippling effect, exposing the fact that sharks are now in everyday products, including cosmetics. The highlights of Rob’s work can be found in this photo gallery that showcases his achievements and the continuing success of his efforts even after his passing. ~Paolo Maquiraya and Emily Chavez

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Comments & Discussion

  1. Sharon • January 31, 2020 @ 4:07 PM

    Very inspiring. He definitely made a huge difference in this world.

  2. Margaret • January 31, 2020 @ 4:07 PM

    Sharkwater Extinction is such a beautiful film. Thinking of you, Rob. #foreverinourhearts

  3. Lisa Alviso • January 31, 2020 @ 4:21 PM

    It’s amazing to see just how much he was able to accomplish in his life. #RIPRob

  4. john • February 1, 2020 @ 9:24 AM

    i loved his films, they changed the world. so sad he’s gone, every kid should see Sharkwater and Sharkwater Extinction.
    and Revolution is about the oceans, super important now
    movies really make a difference

  5. Lily • February 1, 2020 @ 7:55 PM

    His movies are incredible, really opened my eyes.

  6. Traci Zawadzki • February 1, 2020 @ 8:19 PM

    What a fearless and passionate man! What he did for the sharks is beyond incredible and has now given me the courage and the knowledge I need to do what I call preaching the gospel of the sharks. Every chance I get I tell people about sharks and the shark finning industry and ask them not to buy food at restaurants that sell anything shark. RIP young man and thank you and God bless!


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