Urge your members of Congress to pass this critical ocean package legislation

Earlier this year, Congress was on track to pass several pieces of important ocean legislation as part of a larger legislative package. Unfortunately, other pieces of the massive bill were pulled out and passed separately, leaving the ocean provisions behind.

This session of Congress is quickly coming to an end, and right now is our best chance to pass these important bills before they die, and we have to start all over again.

The ocean package includes several ocean related priorities, including:

  • A ban on the buying and selling of shark fins in the United States
  • Stronger tools to compel other countries to prevent illegal fishing by their fleets
  • Ending the use of deadly large mesh drift gillnets in U.S. waters that kill ocean wildlife.

Time is running out and we need your help. We need members of Congress to encourage congressional and committee leaders to get this bipartisan “ocean package” over the finish line before the end of the year!

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