Protect Sharks to Protect Our Oceans

Congress has passed the Shark Conservation Act! Click here to thank your Senators and Representatives for keeping their commitment to shark conservation.

shark fins at the dock

Every year, 73 million sharks are caught for their fins to feed the growing worldwide demand for shark fin soup. This has led to drastic declines in shark populations around the world. Some populations have declined by as much as 99 percent in the past 35 years.

Sharks are a vital part of the world's ocean, maintaining a healthy balance. And now, they need your help.

Urge your Senators to support the Shark Conservation Act.

The Shark Conservation Act would require that sharks be landed with their fins still attached, thus solving enforcement issues and facilitating better data collection. It also closes a loophole related to the transfer of fins at sea, which allows bad actors to circumvent the current law. Additionally, the bill allows the U.S. to take actions against countries that have weaker protections for sharks.

Contact your Senators today. The health of the oceans depends on it.

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    Tell your Senator that even as this session of Congress winds down, there is still very important unfinished business remaining. It's time to pass the Shark Conservation Act.

    To increase the impact, customize the letter you send to your Senators. They need to hear why sharks are important to you.

    Dear Senator,