Because The Outcome Is Up To All Of Us
We Have A Hopeful Vision
Sharks are the Guardians of the Ocean. They take care of a system that is so vital to our quality of life and, ultimately, to our survival. Humanity has not been good to sharks. But we can change that now. We can stop the destruction, reverse the damage, take a stand for what is right, and fight against what hurts us all.
We must focus on action, and change the way we treat sharks and the ocean.
Together we RESPECT, PROTECT and TAKE ACTION.
Ending the Trade of Shark Fins
We need your help to continue this fight
Shark finning and the global trade of fins is the driving force behind the slaughter of 70-100 million sharks per year.
Powerful commercial interests are blocking the progress of protective measures. This is one of the most important battles we are facing.
The Growing Demand for Shark Products
The value of the global trade in shark products is estimated at 1 billion US dollars per year.
Most of these products are legal to buy, sell and trade, with the exception of shark fins in only a handful of US States and Pacific Island Nations.
Follow our guide on how to approach manufacturers that use sharks in their products and how to educate those around you.
Driftnets are banned in CA.
california takes action against the curtains of death
Driftnets were already banned in many countries, and only one fishery remained in the United States, in federal waters off the coast of California.
UPDATE September 2018: Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill to ban driftnets! THANK YOU Governor Brown!
Congratulations to everyone that has worked so hard over the years to make this happen! Proof that grassroots activism works!
A new crowdfunding platform for sharks and the ocean
A game changer that will broaden the way we support grassroots efforts that protect sharks and our ocean resources. Bringing in the collective power of the people to support conservation projects around the world.
A reality check
Blockbuster horror films about menacing sharks are here to stay. They have and will continue to generate billions for the entertainment industry. For years, the conservation community has tried to take the high road and distance themselves from films that perpetuate the monster image. It hasn't worked. We need a new approach.
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A film about the trials and tribulations of Jimmy Hall and Stefanie Brendl and their work for sharks in Hawaii. For years they fought misconceptions to bring awareness to the plight of sharks. Stefanie then found herself at the forefront of ground-breaking campaign to stop the international trade of shark fins. An effort that turned her life upside down and ignited the work for Shark Allies.