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Contact Governor Jerry Brown in Support of AB 376

  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

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

San Francisco Shark Fin Consumption Contributes to the Decrease of World Sharks

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

Victories for Sharks in 2010 & Work to do

This year shark victories resounded around the world, including good news here in the USA.  Last week the House approved the Shark Conservation Act as amended and passed by the Senate and championed by Senator Kerry and Representative Madeline Bordallo. This bill will close loopholes allowing landing of sharks with fins unattached, and strengthens importation … Continue reading Victories for Sharks in 2010 & Work to do

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.