Sharks, rays, and skates have inhabited our oceans for more than 400 million years, but today about one-quarter of their species are threatened with extinction. The Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act could save these amazing marine animals – and that's where you come in.
Please urge your congressional representative to support H.R. 5248, the Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act of 2018. This legislation would promote sustainable management of shark fisheries globally by ensuring that all shark, ray, and skate products entering U.S. markets come from fisheries that are held to standards similar to those already required by U.S. law for domestic fisheries. Sharks, rays, and skates around the world are in great need of this protection.
This legislation wouldn't just improve the management of shark fisheries around the world and help protect marine wildlife – it also would level the playing field for U.S. commercial fishermen, by holding imported products to the same high standards as U.S. fisheries.
Tell Congress today: pass the Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act now!