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Take the Pledge to Support Four US Shark Fin Bans

February 1st, 2016|

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 [...]

NOAA Backs Down – US State Shark Fin Bans Stand

April 16th, 2015|

April 9, 2015 Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) submitted their assessment of the nine current state shark fin trade bans throughout the US and have concluded that all of them will remain standing. After a decade of strengthening our fisheries regulations, from the 2000 Federal Shark Finning Prohibition Act to State shark fin trade bans, we have dramatically increased shark protection [...]

Support H 5447 to Ban the Sale, Trade and Possession of Shark Fins in Rhode Island

April 5th, 2015|

Send to: rep-bennett@rilin.state.ri.us, rep-handy@rilin.state.ri.us Support H 5447 to Ban the Sale, Trade and Possession of Shark Fins in Rhode Island Dear Representatives, The practice of shark finning, which is the inhumane practice of removing the fins and discarding the remainder of the shark back into the sea, is having a devastating effect on shark species around [...]

NOAA announces Expansion of Northern California’s Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries

March 27th, 2015|

Today NOAA announced an expansion of Northern California’s Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries! Each sanctuary is expanding to more than double its original size, broadening protections for some of the most productive marine ecosystems in North America. Within these sanctuaries one can find: the southern-most population of Stellar sea lions one of [...]

Support Representative Edward Lucio to Ban Texas Shark Fin Trade Texas

March 10th, 2015|

This year a new bill has been introduced that will prohibit the possession and sale of shark fins in Texas. The Bill, HB 5179 sponsored by House Member Eddie Lucio, will help stop the global decline of sharks and protect Gulf sharks by stopping the trade through Texas ports. Due to protection in place by nine [...]

Help us enforce the California Shark Fin Ban

October 6th, 2014|

It is now illegal under California State law to possess, sell, offer for sale or trade sharks fin or shark fin products. However, violations are being reported. Fines are low, profits are high and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are undermanned.  Although one case of egregious violation is currently in the courts against the Kwong Tip [...]