US Senate Passes Shark Fin Ban

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On June 9  the U.S. Senate passed the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act (S. 1106) — a bill that would ban the buying and selling of shark fins in the United States — as part of a broader legislative package known as the United States Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260). This brings us one step closer to removing the U.S. from the shark fin trade.
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Global oceanic shark and ray populations have declined by more than 70% over the last 50 years, with overfishing as the primary cause, according to a study published in Nature earlier this year. The demand for shark fins incentivizes overfishing and shark finning.
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We now turn our attention to the U.S. House of Representatives. Tell your Representative to pass a #FinBanNow using the link in bio! We’re so close for sharks and our oceans.

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