In February the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill called the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (America COMPETES) Act, which includes key provisions to strengthen U.S. leadership on ocean conservation and human rights. The bill’s provisions include a ban on the buying and selling of shark fins in the United States; closing the U.S. market to illegally sourced seafood and giving the government more tools to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; and ending the use of deadly large mesh drift gillnets in U.S. waters.
While this is great news for our oceans, these provisions aren’t final. That means our work isn’t done yet. Before this bill can be signed into law, Congress must negotiate a final version for President Biden to sign. That’s where you come in. We need your help to urge Congress to make this critical legislation that would help protect the oceans a reality.
Tell your representatives in Congress to advance U.S. leadership in shark protection, combat IUU fishing, and protect ocean wildlife from harmful drift gillnets. Please feel free to edit the petition text below, then fill out your info on the right to submit your letter.
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