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.

We are supporting banning the trade in Nevada and in the USA.

Send Email in support of stopping the trade of threatened and endangered shark fins.

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. The shark fin trade in the U.S. contributes to plummeting shark populations across the world.

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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 exports to China have increased adding to the overall threat to sharks survival.

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 Nevada and sold overseas. Many countries do not have laws against shark finning laws, or like Mexico do not enforce them, and 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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Rhode Island Becomes the 11th State to Ban Sale of Shark Fins January 2017, making 11 US States to have shark fin trade restrictions.

In a bill initially co-sponsored by Shark Stewards with HSUS and again by Oceana, Texas joined 9 other US states, banning the sale and trade of shark fin in 2015.

Texas had recently emerged as a hub for shark fins, with the state’s fin trade growing by 240 percent since 2010, after the passage of similar fin trade bans in California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Oregon and Washington. 3 US Territories (Guam, Commonwealth of Marianas Islands and American Samoa) also have shark fin trade bans.

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.

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

Sharks are in trouble worldwide and need your help.

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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