Petition Closed
Petitioning Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Carmen Chu and 13 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Carmen Chu
Chairman, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Supervisor and Chair David Chiu
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Michela Alioto-Pier
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
John Avalos
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
David Campos
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Chris Daly
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
BevanDufty
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Sean.Elsbernd@sfgov.org
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Sophie Maxwell
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Eric L.Mar
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Ross Mirkarimi
Mayor, San Francisco
Gavin Newsome
State Representative
Beth Gaines
California State House

Stop the Sale and Trade of Shark Fins and Fin Products

997
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
Chairman, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Supervisor and Chair David Chiu
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Michela Alioto-Pier
and 11 others
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors John Avalos
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors David Campos
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Chris Daly
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors BevanDufty
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Sean.Elsbernd@sfgov.org
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Sophie Maxwell
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Eric L.Mar
Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi
Mayor, San Francisco Gavin Newsome
State Representative Beth Gaines
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.