Step 3: Use Your Voice
It Is The Most Important Way You Can Take Action.
Join the fight to stop the trade of shark fins in Florida
Florida has become the hub for shark fins imports and exports in the US. The State needs to follow what 12 others US States have done - to prohibit the possession, sale and trade of shark fins.
Help Ban Death Nets
For every swordfish caught by the driftnet fishery in California, an estimated seven other marine animals are entangled in nets and often injured or killed. Only one driftnet fishery for swordfish remains in the United States—in federal waters off the coast of California. It is time to stop this practice NOW.
We are calling on California Governor Jerry Brown to sign SB 1017 into law to transition California away from the use of large-scale driftnets.
Help Protect The Endangered Species Act
Petition to protect the Endangered Species Act, by the Ocean Conservancy
HELP WITH ENFORCEMENT AND INSPIRE YOUR POLICY MAKERS
Check out this map and related info at the ANIMAL WELFARE INSTITUTE
A) You can help with enforcement. If you live in a State that banned the possession and sale of fins, and you see shark fins or shark fin soup, contact the authorities and report what you have seen. If you don't know the relevant agency might be, contact the Animal Welfare Institute and they will point you to the proper oversight agency.
B) If you live in a State that has not passed a Shark Fin Trade Ban, contact your representatives and let them know that this topic matters to you.
Here is a map of all the States that have passed shark fin legislation: