Category Archives: Legislation

AB 376 Vote Soon; Voters Please Contact these Assemblymembers

We are getting close to the Vote on the Shark Fin Bill.  Please contact (and have others in these districts) contact members and respectfully ask that they vote yes on this legislation when it is heard on the Assembly Floor (any day now!). Many Assemblymembers are hearing from constituents and are solidly committed to voting … Continue reading AB 376 Vote Soon; Voters Please Contact these Assemblymembers

Take Action in Support of the California Shark Fin Bill AB 376

The Shark Fin Bill will reduce demand for fins and will help enforcement in our ports.  The Bill has passed the Assembly and Senate Committees and is going to the full Senate next week. We Must Act Today! Please support this bill by calling or sending letters or emails to: 1.  California residents: Send a … Continue reading Take Action in Support of the California Shark Fin Bill AB 376

Setting our Sights on Sharks. House Passes Shark Conservation Act.

With the hope of protecting the ocean’s most important predator, the US Congress has toughened laws for shark protection and limits loopholes in laws to reduce shark finning. Many species of sharks are facing extinction due to a growing demand for the delicacy shark fin soup. "Shark finning has fueled massive population declines and irreversible … Continue reading Setting our Sights on Sharks. House Passes Shark Conservation Act.

United Nations Meeting Takes Historic Step to Ban Shark Finning

The press release below was an april fools joke.  Unfortunateley it is not funny. There are 17 nations that have outlawed the practice of shark finning and yet the practice continues even within World Heritage Sites. Poaching occurs in national waters, in no take reserves, and in the largely un-policed international seas. Countries such as Ecuador … Continue reading United Nations Meeting Takes Historic Step to Ban Shark Finning

Senator Hee (D. HI) and Shark Savers Champion Shark Legislation; A new plan for shark conservation here in California?

Shark conservationists celebrated a significant victory in June after Hawaii became the first state in the nation to ban the sale, possession and distribution of shark fins. Gov. Linda Lingle signed into law a bill that will halt the import of shark fins.  Shark fins are highly valued as the primary ingredient in shark fin soup … Continue reading Senator Hee (D. HI) and Shark Savers Champion Shark Legislation; A new plan for shark conservation here in California?