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Shark Fin Bill Goes to Senate: Act Now to Support Sharks

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

Sharks of the Philippines and Shark Fins in Asia

In May and June of 2011 I accompanied the 2011 California Academy of Sciences Philippines Biodiversity Expedition as videographer and scientist, exploring, explaining and protecting the natural world.  In over 1000 dives our team observed only two sharks. These whitetip reef sharks generally frequent a local reef and were protected by a dive resort.  If … Continue reading Sharks of the Philippines and Shark Fins in Asia

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