NOAA Proposal Could Negate Hawaii Shark Fin Ban

Recently removed shark fins.

Recently removed shark fins.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – the agency responsible for “fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce” – believes that Hawaii’s shark fin ban is incompatible with federal fishing rules. They could turn back the clock on shark conservation by introducing an amendment to the Shark Conservation Act that would negate Hawaii’s ban on the shark fin trade.

Hawaii was the first state to prohibit the shark fin trade back in 2010 and since then several other states including California, Oregon and New York have also abolished the trade. The Pew Charitable Trusts have introduced a petition to support Hawaii’s shark fin ban.

Sign the petition here.

Comments

  1. Birta NONFJALL says:

    Blody , and cruel sport! Save them!

  2. We have too many delicacies for the sake of fulfilling the lusts of our taste buds.These fish suffer at the bottom of the ocean until death finally releases them.Eat something else for God’s sake !!!!!!!!!!!

  3. ingrid meijer says:

    PLEASE STOP KILLING SHARKS FOR SOUP SOOO CRUEL STOP KILLINT

  4. ingrid meijer says:

    STOP KILLING SHARKS IT IS TOOO CRUEL FOR WORDS PLEASE STOP KILLING THIS BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL

  5. Lynn Morley says:

    Sharks are a valuable part of the oceans ecosystem, and should be protected. If something is not done now it will be too late

  6. stop this nonsense

  7. The only thing on earth that needs a shark fin is a shark. Its not going to make a small limp dick anything more than what it already is. Leave the Fish alone!

  8. Mandy van der Linden says:

    It is OUTRAGIOUS! Stop killing sharks!
    This cannot continue…

  9. 1 human dies from a shark attack and the media go crazy , 10000 sharks die and it’s a statistic !

  10. Paul Maddison says:

    It’s all about money money money we just keep going backwards. Stop sharkfin distruction, once again thanks to the Hyratt world wide for stopping the sale of THAT soup.

  11. cliff c riddle says:

    GREED drives the human mind and why they make a profit from sacrificing these poor but wonderful animals they will continue to do so whilst we stubbing humans satisfy our gluttony appetites. The ban on this type of cruelty should stopped on a world basis.

  12. Rebecka Leivers says:

    I have recently moved to a small town in Thailand, Hat Yai, which is next door to Songklah, a town notorious for its fishing.
    I have noticed Shark Fin being sold for up to 20,000BAHT. They were also selling shark jaws with teeth…
    Why is this still happening??? It’s insane. I moved here from China, Shanghai, and every now and then I would see Shark fin being sold on the menu in restaurants.

  13. Greg smith says:

    It would be an unconscionable move to negate the ban on finning. This ridiculous, damaging and unimaginably cruel practise must end.

  14. Karen Dorey says:

    You must protect these sharks,they are part of the ecosystem.Every creature has its part in the balance of our oceans.

  15. Julie Swarts says:

    This is ridiculous. Let the sharks be

  16. NOAA NEEDS TO GET THIER HEAD OUT OF THIER ASS!!

  17. Madeleine Harvey says:

    Stop killing sharks. Very cruel and the behaviour one expects from the most destructive and vicious species on earth , that is, humans.

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