Support the Shark Conservation Act of 2008

Posted on September 4, 2008
Written by: Shark Savers

Write your US Senator today

 "Shark finning fueled by the fin trade has led to serious population decline and a disruption of natural ecosystems. The Shark Finning Prohibition Act hasn't gotten the job done. We need much stronger solutions," said Senator John Kerry in introducing the Shark Conservation Act of 2008 in the US Senate.

In the face of increasing exploitative shark finning practices, scalloped hammerhead, white, and thresher sharks have each declined an estimated 75% in the past 15 years. This act strengthens the provisions of the Shark Finning Prohibition Act of 2000 by closing a loophole for shark fin transport and strengthening enforcement measures to ensure sharks are transported with their fins attached in the United States. Companion legislation passed in the House on July 8th, and now it's the Senate's turn.

Please write your senators' directly and ask them to support S. 3231, the Shark Conservation Act of 2008. The web forms to send an email to your senators may be foundhere.