Sending Office: Honorable Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan
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        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Join the long list of bipartisan cosponsors to the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act.

Congress has long recognized the cruelty and environmental damage of shark finning. After their fins are removed, these apex predators are tossed back in the ocean to die a slow and painful death. Multiple species now face extinction.

The Shark Finning Prohibition Act of 2000 barred shark finning in U.S. waters and the Shark Conservation Act of 2011 made the possession of shark fins by any U.S. flagged fishing vessel in international waters illegal.

Yet, every year up to 73 million shark fins still end up on the global market – and the United States contributes to this demand by importing fins from around the world.

To address the indirect support for a practice our law condemns, the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019 will prohibit the possession, sale, and purchase of shark fins in the United States. 12 states and 3 territories already have shark fin bans in place
and several major corporations have banned the sale and shipment of shark fin products.

We urge you to join us in supporting this important bipartisan legislation.

Please contact Herb Yamada in Rep. Sablan’s office at
or Bri Mikeska in Rep. McCaul’s office at
with any questions or to cosponsor the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019.

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Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Type: 737
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