Every day, more than 100,000 sharks are killed in fisheries around the globe. Many are taken solely for their fins to make shark fin soup.
A U.S. law called the Shark Conservation Act prohibits shark finning. But an exception to this law for one species, the smooth dogfish, has a loophole that can lead to the undetected finning of smooth dogfish and other shark species.
We're petitioning the National Marine Fisheries Service to close the loophole. Add your name by July 30 and we'll hand-deliver your signatures. Together, we can ensure that our sharks – and our oceans – are protected.
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Strengthen the Shark Conservation Act