Friday, July 19, 2013

Earthjustice Joins the Fray

We only have 12 days left to gather comments to convince NOAA to remove the preemption language from the implementing rules for the Shark Conservation Act.  This language would overturn the shark fin trade bans in California, Deleware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.   Since we alerted you to this threat we have asked you to sign the petitions of the Pew Charitable Trusts, Humane Society International, and Oceana.  We have also given you tips on writing a comment letter.  Now we want you to sign Earthjustice's petition.


The video embedded above, Sharkwater Saipan, tells the story of the passage of the shark fin trade ban in the Northern Mariana Islands.  Unless the preemption language is removed, the effort of the kids in this video will have been for naught.

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