Saturday, June 15, 2013

US Congress Asks for Extension of Comment Period on Shark Conservation Act

The United States Congress has asked the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to extend the deadline for commenting on proposed rules implementing the Shark Conservation Act.  It makes sense to extend the deadline considering the large number of states and territories affected, as well as the time needed to conduct legal analyses.  The current deadline comes the day after July 4 weekend, when many Americans are traveling to celebrate 238 years of freedom and liberty.

We encourage you to sign the petitions of The Pew Charitable Trusts, Oceana, and Humane Society International.  They are leading a coalition of organizations working to keep USA shark laws from being undermined.  We also encourage you to write a letter directly to NOAA.

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