Congress Has Introduced Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2016
June 23, 2016
Congress has introduced the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2016 to address the U.S.'s contribution to the collapse of shark and ray populations worldwide.
A quarter of all shark and ray species are threatened with extinction due to overfishing, uncontrolled trade, and a high global demand for shark and ray meat, fins, liver oil, and other products.
John F. Calvelli, WCS's Executive Vice President of Public Affairs released a statement applauding the move. "We need to address this crisis now," he said, "before this globally important group of animals vanishes from our oceans."
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