Tell Fisheries not to weaken our hard-fought shark conservation measures and open the floodgates to the shark fin trade in US states and in US waters. Comment now!
The Honorable Edmund “Jerry” Brown Governor of California State Capitol Building Sacramento, CA 95814 Date: September 10, 2011 RE: AB 376: Shark Protection Act — SUPPORT Dear Governor Brown: I am writing to urge you to sign Assembly Bill 376 (Fong/Huffman), the Shark Protection Act, to end California’s role in the destruction … Continue reading Contact Governor Jerry Brown in Support of AB 376
Please call these Senators- especially if you are in their district- and ask them to support shark protection. Talking points on our home page link. The following five senators have publicly spoken out against AB 376, voted against AB 376 in committee, or abstained in committee. Senator Yee (D-San Francisco) – (publicly opposed) – Sacramento … Continue reading Call or Write these Senators in opposition to AB 376
Sacramento, August 25, by David McGuire, Director Sea Stewards Today the California Senate Appropriations Committee voted to support shark conservation efforts by banning the sale of shark fins. Scientists and conservationists believe that the rising demand for the dish in the past decades has lead to widespread hunting of sharks for their fins, and is … Continue reading Shark Fin Bill Goes to Senate: Act Now to Support Sharks
From Sea Stewards KQED Quest Blog This week millions of viewer’s eyes will be turned to Shark Week, the Discovery Channel's most popular program. With shows like "Top Five Eaten Alive", "Killer Sharks and Rogue Sharks", the program continues to dish up blood, teeth and fear, while perpetuating the irrational perception that sharks are killing … Continue reading Shark Week and the State of Sharks
California's Shark Fin Ban – AB 376 (Fong/Huffman) – HEARING DATE : 08/15/11 The Bill to protect sharks is in peril of being watered down. Pressure by Senators Leland Yee and Ted Lieu, and the hired guns of a prestigious lobby firm is causing serious damage to the passage of AB 376. These Senators are pressuring … Continue reading Call to Action. Support Sharks and urge these Senators to pass the ban unamended.
Take Action Speak out to support AB 376 in California to help sharks locally and internationally! Support AB 376 (co-authors Assemblymembers Fong and Huffman), which would ban the possession of shark fins in California. For more information on shark finning, go here The bill has passed the Assembly floor and will be heard in … Continue reading Contact the Senate Natural Resources Committee to support AB 376.
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
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
KQED Forum Show on the State Shark Fin Ban flashvars="file=http://www.kqed.org/radio/archives/R201102160900.xml"></embed></object> A State shark fin ban is about sustainability. Supply cannot meet the demand. The California shark fin market is contributing to a world decimation of sharks. Sharks are important to the health of the oceans and directly to peoples of all cultures. With the Hamilton … Continue reading San Francisco Shark Fin Consumption Contributes to the Decrease of World Sharks