Petition Closed
Petitioning Department of Environmental Conservation and 10 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Department of Environmental Conservation
Governor of New York State
Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State
State Senator
George Latimer
State Representative
Linda Rosenthal
State Representative
Alan Maisel 3
State Representative
Michaelle Solages
State Representative
Thomas Abinanti
Governor
Andrew Cuomo
New York State House
New York State Senate
New York Governor

Stop the Sale, Posession and Trade of Shark Fin in New York State

6/5/12: Bill passes NYS Environmental Conservation Committee floor!

http://oceana.org/en/news-media/press-center/press-releases/bill-to-ban-shark-fin-trade-moves-forward-in-new-york

 

3/15/2012:  Winning is within our reach!!! See this article:

http://www.globalanimal.org/2012/02/22/new-york-says-no-to-shark-fin-soup/67434/

 

Over 73 Million Sharks are killed annually for their fins.
Shark finning refers to cutting off the fin of a shark and discarding the body at sea. The shark is often still alive when it is thrown back into the water. It is unable to swim, suffers a slow death. Ninety-five percent of the animal is wasted.
Shark finning takes place at sea; fishers only have the fins to transport, and thus have no need for refrigeration.
Any shark is taken—regardless of age, size, or species

Shark finning violates the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries as more than 95% of the Shark is wasted
Shark finning is contrary to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s International Plan for the Conservation and Management of Sharks
The United Nations Convention on the Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) lists the whale shark, basking shark, and great white shark as species that could become threatened if trade is not controlled

 


Letter to
Department of Environmental Conservation
Governor of New York State Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State
State Senator George Latimer
and 8 others
State Representative Linda Rosenthal
State Representative Alan Maisel 3
State Representative Michaelle Solages
State Representative Thomas Abinanti
Governor Andrew Cuomo
New York State House
New York State Senate
New York Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State.

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Stop the Sale, Posession and Trade of Shark Fin in New York State

Over 73 Million Sharks are killed annually for their fins.
Shark finning refers to cutting off the fin of a shark and discarding the body at sea. The shark is often still alive when it is thrown back into the water. It is unable to swim, suffers a slow death. Ninety-five percent of the animal is wasted.
Shark finning takes place at sea; fishers only have the fins to transport, and thus have no need for refrigeration. Shark meat is considered of low value and not worth the cost of transporting the bulky shark bodies to market.
Any shark is taken—regardless of age, size, or species
Long lines are the most widespread method of fishing for sharks
Shark finning is widespread, and largely unmanaged and unmonitored
Shark finning has increased over the past decade, due to an increasing demand for shark fins (used in shark-fin soup and traditional cures)

Shark finning violates the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries as more than 95% of the Shark is wasted
Shark finning is contrary to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s International Plan for the Conservation and Management of Sharks
The United Nations Convention on the Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) lists the whale shark, basking shark, and great white shark as species that could become threatened if trade is not controlled



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Sincerely,