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New Jersey Governor Murphy Signs 13th Shark Fin Ban Into Law.

January 11th, 2020|

Today Shark fins will be banned in New Jersey next year under a law signed by Governor Phil Murphy.

Florida Shark Fin Trade Bill: Support

January 10th, 2020|

Because of its proximity to international waters and a relatively robust shark fishery in its own coastal ocean, Florida is now a major focal point for shark fins imports and exports in the United States. Florida Senate Passes Bill with Amendments- Contact the Governor 3/9/2020 Today the Florida Senate passed the Florida Shark Fin trade ban [...]

Shark News: November Updates

December 3rd, 2019|

The United States is an important transit hub for shark fin shipments, with fins passing through U.S. ports via air, sea, and land. Some nations in Central America ship as much as one-third to one-half of all their shark fin exports through U.S. ports. In another study, over half the fins in Hong Kong belonged to [...]

SHARK ACTION: Support Representative Edward Lucio to Ban Texas Shark Fin Trade Texas

August 15th, 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 [...]

Press Release: Shark Stewards Launches Malaysian Shark Week and Malaysian Airline Campaign

August 5th, 2015|

Malaysian Shark Week, Shark Fin Soup Free Sabah and Malaysian Airline Shark Fin Campaign With local dive resorts, businesses and shark activists Shark Stewards is participating in a host of Malaysian Shark Week activities beginning August 30 to support Sabah Sharks and create action to save the marine health in this region and marine wildlife before it is too late. [...]

Support the New Jersey Shark Fin Ban for Shark Week

July 1st, 2015|

In collaboration with Humane Society of the U.S.and the Shark Research Institute, we are supporting a shark fin ban: Bill S2057  in New Jersey. Sign the Petition urging the New Jersey legislature to support S0527 and ban the shark fin trade. UPDATE: On June 22nd the Texas Governor has signed the Texas shark fin ban into [...]

Texas Governor Signs Bill to Ban Sale of Shark Fins

June 22nd, 2015|

Texas is the now the 10th state to prohibit the sale, trade, purchase and transportation of shark fins. H.B 1579 (Lucio, D-District 38), will ensure that Texas no longer contributes to the trade in shark fins and will reduce the nation's contribution to the global decline of shark species. "This is a another great show of [...]

Urgent- Rhode Island Shark Fin Ban stalled- call or email these Senators

June 8th, 2015|

There is only 1 week left in session and the bill to ban the sale of shark fins in Rhode Island is stalled. We need calls into 2 Senate offices today! The bill has already been heard in the Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture but has not been voted on.  The calls would be to [...]

NOAA Backs Down – US State Shark Fin Bans Stand

April 9th, 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 [...]

Press Release Assembly Bill 376 to protect sharks by limiting shark fin trade in California.

February 11th, 2011|

2/14/11 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE San Francisco CA Contact David McGuire California Legislators introduce Shark Bill for ocean protection Assembly Bill 376 to protect sharks by limiting shark fin trade in California. Assemblymembers Paul Fong (D-Cupertino) and Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) unveiled their landmark legislation Assembly Bill 376 at the California Academy of Sciences,to protect the ocean’s [...]