Today Shark fins will be banned in New Jersey next year under a law signed by Governor Phil Murphy.
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. The port of Miami is currently the largest port of landing of shark fins in the United States. (Miami Herald article ) [...]
Join Shark Stewards and New Jersey born Spicy Shark owner Gabe Disario to thank the New Jersey Legislator and Governor Phil Murray for protecting sharks.
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 [...]
The House just made a major move in global shark conservation and passed HR 737 to ban the sale and trade of shark fins in the USA. The bill has now been moved to the Senate.
Shark Stewards has submitted written comments opposing this proposed longline fishery and will be attending the hearings in Orange County November 20 to fight this proposed action.
Air China joins 35 other air carriers in policy to save sharks and ban the carriage of shark fin as Fed Ex ignores the call to save sharks. Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes toward trade in endangered sharks. In a [...]