Testimonials

“A rare gift to the oceans and the world. There was no one like Rob and his loss is profound. He has inspired a whole generation of young people, many of whom will go on and amplify Rob’s work. I’ve always said, no movement should be utterly dependent on one or two individuals, but of course it takes one or two charismatic individuals to start a movement in the first place, and Rob was it.” – DAVID SUZUKI


“We should be thankful that in our little galaxy of stars that our life is and our friends are, that we had a sun like Rob at the centre of it. We lost a son, a brother, a mentor.” – GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS
TV HOST AND VETERAN BROADCASTER


“Rob and his work is in the curriculum of my course. I believe Rob did more for making shark conservation important than any scientist to date.” – DR. CHRIS HARVEY-CLARK
MARINE VETERINARIAN AND SHARK BIOLOGIST, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY


“I have a new hero, and his name is Rob Stewart. Rob has forever changed the way people view sharks and the ocean, it will open their eyes…and, hopefully, their hearts.” – CHRISTOPHER CHIN
FOUNDER, DEEPER BLUE, COARE


“Saddened by the passing of Rob Stewart. The world has lost a man who dedicated his life to protecting our oceans and sharks. He’ll be missed.” – LEONARDO DICAPRIO


“We are now offering a shark class at Dalhousie (since 2013) and it is always oversubscribed by at least 5 times the enrolment limit. I have more students than I can count come to my office saying they want to study marine biology because they saw Sharkwater. A whole generation has been affected.” – DR. BORIS WORM
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, ON ROB’S IMPACT


“I don’t think there’s a film that’s influenced me more than Sharkwater.” Richard loved Sharkwater, and it caused him to launch the “Ocean Elders” to protect the oceans. He remains an ardent advocate and supporter of ocean conservation. After seeing Sharkwater and meeting Rob, Rob taught him to dive. – SIR RICHARD BRANSON


“Bill S-238 (Shark Fin Importation Ban) was inspired by Rob’s work. His award-winning documentary Sharkwater is largely responsible for shedding light on the detrimental effects shark finning is having on the species. Rob committed his life to educating the public about the true nature of and importance of our oceans ecosystems.” – SENATOR MICHAEL L MACDONALD


“Rob is such a hero and inspiration.” – HRH PRINCESS EUGENIE OF YORK


“The Sharks lost a guardian and the oceans lost a voice. He helped open our eyes to the deep blue world he loved. #RobStewart #sharkwater” – SEA SHEPHERD UK

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