Today Shark fins will be banned in New Jersey next year under a law signed by Governor Phil Murphy.
Globally shark populations are on the decline. One third of pelagic -open ocean sharks are threatened with extinction. Sharks are being overfished and the shark fin trade is threatening large species of sharks with extinction. Join Shark Stewards supporting the US Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act S 793/HR1456. Contact Your Representatives and Your Senators Directly and urge them to [...]
6/5/17 Carson City, Nevada For Immediate Distribution Contact: David McGuire, Director Shark Stewards Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law a bill that will protect endangered wildlife from trafficking and poaching in the state. The law, SB 194, will prohibit the sale of products and body parts from sharks and rays, sea turtles, elephants, rhinos, lion, [...]
Contact Your Representative and Your Senators Directly and urge them to support the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2019.
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 [...]
A coalition of shark conservation organizations and businesses including US based Shark Stewards have joined forces to create the Sabah Shark Alliance to protect Malaysian sharks and rays. Home to over 62 species of sharks and rays, including several species living only in Borneo, overfishing, habitat loss and the shark fin trade in the region are [...]
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 (CDFW) are undermanned. Based on a tip, CDFW raided the Kwong Yip Company of San Francisco and confiscated over 2000 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]