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NOAA Backs Down In Dispute Over California Shark Fin Law

NOAA Backs Down In Dispute Over California Shark Fin Law Huffman: “Pleased that NOAA has decided not to interfere with the progress California and other states have made in ending the cruel practice of shark finning” WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), who has led the Congressional effort to protect California’s landmark law banning the sale, … Continue reading NOAA Backs Down In Dispute Over California Shark Fin Law

Texas House of Representatives Passes Bill to Ban Trade in Shark Fins

Texas could become first Gulf Coast state to enact ban and protect shark species The Texas House of Representatives passed H.B.852 to prohibit the sale, trade, purchase and transportation of shark fins in Texas. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Eddie Lucio III, D-District 38, passed the House with a 87-42 vote. Katie Jarl, Texas state … Continue reading Texas House of Representatives Passes Bill to Ban Trade in Shark Fins

Shark conservationist David McGuire addresses Earth Day Festival

Shark conservationist David McGuire addresses Earth Day Festival By Jean Bartlett Pacifica Tribune Correspondent Click photo to enlarge David McGuire in front of the sailing vessel “Active” ( Robert Vente ) David McGuire, MPH, Director and Founder of the ocean health and shark conservation nonprofit Sea Stewards and the Shark Stewards project, is also a … Continue reading Shark conservationist David McGuire addresses Earth Day Festival

Shark Week and the State of 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

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.