Dorsal Friends Declaration
We Must End the Trade of Shark Fins
To this generation of decision makers:
You may have inherited this world from your parents, but you are also safe guarding it for us. Our generation will be left with massive problems to solve. Please look ahead and realize that the actions you take now will impact us greatly.
We may be young, but we know right from wrong.
The fin trade is stealing from our future. We don’t want to be part of an industry that is wiping out so many important species in the ocean.
Help us by protecting these important animals now, so we can have a chance to restore their numbers when it is our turn.
The demand for shark fins is one of the greatest threats facing shark populations around the world and with it, it is damaging the balance of the oceans.
• 100 million sharks are killed each year. Fins from up to 73 million sharks end up in the shark fin trade.
• 70 percent of the 14 most common shark species involved are considered at high or very high risk of extinction
• Some shark populations have declined by more than 90 percent in recent decades due to overfishing
This is not sustainable!
It is NOT acceptable!