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Youth in Support fo Shark Fin Legislation

To the Esteemed Members of the Legislature,

Thank you for taking into consideration bills SB354 and HB99 that will stop the trade of shark fins and ray parts.

With these measures, you have an opportunity to safeguard and preserve a vital part of the ocean ecosystem that will be important for our future. If the current disruptions to the underwater ecosystem continue to take place, consequently, our generation will be left with massive problems to resolve.

Restoring ocean health and shark population numbers is a task our generation will be left to struggle with, attempting to reverse decades of damage. Acknowledging that fishing practices over the last 30 years have been devastating shark and ray numbers, actions taken now will aid us in tackling these challenges in the near future.

Our home, our State, must stop participating in an industry that is wiping out massive amounts of underwater species.

We urge you to keep focus on what will be important in the long run and hold steady against any excuses that may present themselves to weaken these bills. Though some of us may not be able to vote yet, we are constituents in the years to come. 

Help us by protecting these important animals now,

 

PLEASE END THE TRADE OF SHARK FINS IN FLORIDA ONCE AND FOR ALL.

We thank the bill sponsors and leadership in the Senate and the House for their support.