Stop Maryland's Shark Fin Trade


The oceans need sharks and sharks need fins

The demand for shark fins is driving some shark species to extinction. Tens of millions of sharks are caught each year for their fins, and in some  places these sharks are finned alive, a brutal practice in which a shark’s fins are hacked off at sea, and the animal is thrown overboard to die.

The Maryland House is about to vote on a bill that would ban the trade of shark fins within the state. Sharks are vital to the health of the oceans, and the worldwide shark fin trade is killing them. Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington have already passed similar bans – now let's have Maryland lead the charge on the East Coast. Sign TODAY to support the shark fin trade ban HB 393/SB 465.

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    Dear Maryland Legislator,