Stop the purposeful killing of sharks in Hawaiian waters.
  • Petitioning Department of Land and Natural Resources

This petition will be delivered to:

Department of Land and Natural Resources
NOAA Hawaii
NOAA Hawaii Sharks
Hawaii Governor
Hawaii State Senate
Hawaii State House
State Sen. Clayton Hee
Gov. Neil Abercrombie

Stop the purposeful killing of sharks in Hawaiian waters.

    1. Petition by

      Water Inspired

Sharks are an important part of the marine ecosystem, they function as the white blood cells of the ocean picking off the dead, weak, diseased, and help keep populations in balance. Sharks are slow to reproduce as they reach sexual maturity at a late age in life and pup few young. Sharks are not a sustainable fishing target and over 90% of the shark populations world wide have already been wiped out.  They need to be left alone to protect the natural balance and serve their role in the ecosystem.  Sharks are also significant in the respected Hawaiian and polynesian culture as ancestral ohana spirit guardians, or Aumakua.  A few uneducated people have begun to let their fear and enjoyment of killing these important animals known and have expressed the desire to cull them on a larger scale using our tax-payer money.  They are beginning to hunt and kill these animals and we want NOAA and DLNR stop them before they make a greater impact to an already decimated niche population of animals and waste tax-payer money on an environmentally unsound, expensive, and culturally offensive practice.  

Please sign this petition to support and join the movement of educated, environmentally conscious, and culturally sensitive people who understand the need to preserve the balance in the marine ecosystem.


To learn more about who is currently killing sharks and encouraging others to do so see:

Department of Land and Natural Resources, DLNR
NOAA Hawaii Sharks, NOAA Hawaii
Hawaii Governor
Hawaii State Senate
Hawaii State House
State Sen. Clayton Hee, Hawaii-023
Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii-01
Stop the purposeful killing of sharks in Hawaiian waters.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Meryl Pinque BANGOR, UNITED STATES
      • 9 days ago

      Nonhuman animals are sentient beings with fundamental rights.

      Stop use: go vegan.

    • Alexis Trapp RICHMOND, VA
      • 29 days ago

      It's sad

    • Dennis Steinauer GETTYSBURG, PA
      • about 1 month ago

      The shark is both a magnificent creature, and it is an apex predator crucial to the ocean ecosystem. It is absolutely obscene, outrageous, and criminal that they should be hunted and killed for their dorsal fins or the selfish arrogance of humans.

    • Rene Huddleson TULSA, OK
      • 2 months ago

      Please, please, PLEASE, I want my grandkids, kids, kids to be blessed with a healthy ocean an in order for that to happen we all have to do whatever it takes to make that happen, TODAY. Please stop killing our sharks.

    • Ku Kahakalau HONOKAA, HI
      • 2 months ago

      Sharks are part of our family.


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