Support stopping the shark fin trade in the USA.

Since 2006 Shark Stewards has been a leader in reducing the shark fin trade and raising awareness about the plight of sharks.
In 2016 we supported banning the trade in Rhode Island, New Hampshire and New Jersey– without exemption for domestic sharks. Rhode Island became the 11th US State to ban the sale and trade of shark fin. Add your voice in support of stopping the traffic of endangered and threatened wildlife in Nevada by supporting SB 194.

Nevada Residents: Click the link and urge your legislator to support SB194 to make illegal the trafficking of wildlife including elephant ivory, whale, large cat, pangolin, shark fins and other endangered wildlife parts.

Shark finning is the abhorrent and wasteful practice of cutting off a shark’s fins and discarding the body, often still alive, back into the ocean to drown or bleed to death. However, this is only part of the problem. Sharks are being overfished globally, largely driven by the demand for shark fin to make shark fin soup. The shark fin trade in the U.S. contributes to plummeting shark populations across the world.

The National Marine Fisheries Service Fisheries Statistics and Economics Division indicate that nearly 15,000 tons of shark fins were exported from the US to mainland China in 2014. Although the US is a minor part of the global trade, shark fin consumption and exports to Asia exacerbate the problem and add to the overall threat of sharks survival.

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Shark finning is illegal in US waters, but fins from sharks finned on the high seas, caught illegally or unsustainably by other nations can still be imported into most US states and then sold domestically and exported overseas. Many countries do not have laws against shark finning laws, or like Mexico rarely enforce them, threatening migratory species. Shark finners or unregulated shark fisheries are profiting by trading through US ports. Help stop the slaughter by reducing the demand for this unnecessary luxury and helping halt the shark fin trade.

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In 2016 Rhode Island joined 10 other US states, 3 US Territories and several other countries banning the sale and trade of shark fin and shark fin soup. Drawing attention to consumption and practices in the west is having a significant influence on consumption patterns in Asia. Stopping the import exports and domestic consumption of this unsustainable product will help save the world’s sharks.

Battle Born! The Fight for the Ocean Comes to the Silver State in 2017.

Las Vegas is a major destination of tourism including exotic foods.* Casinos and restaurants throughout Las Vegas and the state are serving shark fin soup.
Nevada is Next. We need your help to track the shark fin trade and consumption to prepare for the next legislative session in 2016.

Sharks are in trouble worldwide and need your help.

Send Email if you see shark fin on the menu, or want to support stopping the shark fin trade.

Casinos with Restaurants cater to visiting Asian tourists and host banquets serving shark fin soup.

The Paiza Club
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Ping Pang Pong
Gold Coast Casino, 4000 West Flamingo Road

Pearl Restaurant
MGM Grand Hotel Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Fin at the Mirage
3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard

Empress Court at Caesar’s Palace
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard

*As of June 2014, these restaurants have been identified by our volunteers and the Animal Welfare Institute to serve shark fin soup. Please avoid these restaurants or ask them not to serve shark fin soup.

Capital Seafood Restaurant
4215 West Spring Mountain Road Suite B-202
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 227-3588
Last Updated on: June 14, 2014

Cathay Restaurant
5300 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 876-3838
Last Updated on: June 14, 2014

Chang’s Hong Kong Cuisine
4670 South Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 362-3663
changscuisine.com/home
Last Updated on: June 10, 2014

Emperor’s Garden
4215 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 889-6777
emperorgarden.com
Last Updated on: June 10, 2014

Harbor Palace
4275 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89162
(702) 253-1688
harborpalacevegas.com
Last Updated on: June 10, 2014

Hong Kong Star-Chinatown
3400 South Jones Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 220-3388
Last Updated on: June 14, 2014

Joyful House
4601 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 889-8881
joyfulhouselv.com
Last Updated on: June 14, 2014

KJ Kitchen
5960 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 221-0456
Last Updated on: June 14, 2014

LV Food Express
2003 South Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 870-1595
lvfoodexpress.com
Last Updated on: June 14, 2014

Orchids Garden
5485 West Sahara
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 631-3839
orchidsgardenrestaurant.com
Last Updated on: June 10, 2014

Pearl Restaurant
MGM Grand Hotel Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-7380
mgmgrand.com/restaurants/pearl-chinese-restaurant.aspx
Last Updated on: June 10, 2014

Ping Pang Pong
Gold Coast Casino, 4000 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 367-7111
goldcoastcasino.com/dine/ping-pang-pong
Last Updated on: July 7, 2014

The Paiza Club
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-1000
Last Updated on: June 10, 2014

Red 8 at Wynn
3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 770-3463
wynnlasvegas.com/Restaurants/CasualDining/Red8
Last Updated on: June 10, 2014

Wing Lei Restaurant
3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 248-3463
wynnlasvegas.com/Restaurants/FineDining/WingLei
Last Updated on: June 10, 2015

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