On August 15th, 2011 the California Senate Appropriations Committee will vote on a critical bill. If this becomes law it will create a ban of all shark fins in California. This will eliminate the demand for fins in the entire state. Since most fins harvested in the Americas pass through California, this law would make the logistics of the finning trade more expensive and less desirable on a global scale.
The need to pass AB 376 and put a stop to finning is not just about stopping the brutal, inhumane finning practice. It is estimated that over 100 million sharks were killed last year. This is not sustainable. Marine ecosystems are out of balance, and the health of
our oceans is severely threatened. We need to put a stop to this practice and get our oceans back on a healthy track.
The clock is ticking. Please help us pass this essential bill, by following our "quick-step" list on the left of this page. Thanks in advance for joining us.