Shark Stewards is participating in a combined meeting/Summit between our Federal Advisory Committee and the chairs of all 14 National Marine Sanctuary Councils in the nation.
NOAA has received a mandate to review the status of all National Marine Sanctuaries, potentially allowing increased offshore oil and commercial fishing. Additionally, in January the Trump administration said it would allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all United States coastal waters, including near our west coast National Marine Sanctuaries. These national biological [...]
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 [...]