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Supporters


Each year tens of millions of sharks are being killed for their fins alone in the practice called shark finning, and as bycatch in industrial longline fishing.  These are unsustainable practices and populations of sharks cannot endure this pressure. The  growing market demand generated by shark fins for soup and other shark products are the tipping point for ocean ecosystem stability.  Sharks are essential components of a healthy ocean.
With its large and relatively affluent community, San Francisco is a significant consumer of shark fin soup.  Without any certifiable sourcing, consumers of fins in shark fin soup and in the dried fish markets are unwittingly responsible for creating a serious imbalance in our ocean ecosystems.  Until a solution is achieved certifying that shark fins can be sourced to a sustainable shark fishery, we hereby petition that the Mayor and Supervisors proclaim a ban on shark fins and shark fin products in the City and County of San Francisco, promote Shark Sanctuary San Francisco and help develop solutions for sustainable seafood practices.

Letter to
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Carmen Chu
State Representative Beth Gaines
Mayor, San Francisco Gavin Newsome
and 11 others
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Eric L.Mar
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Sophie Maxwell
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Sean.Elsbernd@sfgov.org
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors BevanDufty
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Chris Daly
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors David Campos
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors John Avalos
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Michela Alioto-Pier
Chairman, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Supervisor and Chair David Chiu
California State House
Each year tens of millions of sharks are being killed for their fins alone in the practice called shark finning, and as bycatch in industrial longline fishing. These are unsustainable practices and populations of sharks cannot endure this pressure. The growing market demand generated by shark fins for soup and other shark products are the tipping point for ocean ecosystem stability. Sharks are essential components of a healthy ocean.
With its large and relatively affluent community, San Francisco is a significant consumer of shark fin soup. Without any certifiable sourcing, consumers of fins in shark fin soup and in the dried fish markets are unwittingly responsible for creating a serious imbalance in our ocean ecosystems. Until a solution is achieved certifying that shark fins can be sourced to a sustainable shark fishery, we hereby petition that the Mayor and Supervisors proclaim a ban on shark fins and shark fin products in the City and County of San Francisco, promote Shark Sanctuary San Francisco and help develop solutions for sustainable seafood practices.