Yesterday NOAA Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Regional Office Regional Administrator Michael Tosatto was quoted saying, "Sharks are not a conservation issue." He continued, "There is little likelihood that the state would be able to prevent the landing, possession and sale of shark fins landed in Hawaii."
The Hawaii News Now story played on both NBC and CBS during the nightly news and was viewed by many thousands of people.
Do you believe us now that the 10 state and territorial shark fin bans are in danger of being overturned? Please help! We need you to sign a petition and to write a letter.