Each year, tens of millions of sharks are killed by Earth’s most dangerous predators – humans. Many of them fall victim to the cruel and wasteful practice of shark finning – the act of removing shark fins and discarding the often still alive shark overboard. As Asian demand for fins remains strong, markets for shark meat are growing, helping to push shark species to the brink.
Project Aware, a non-profit organization focused on Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, is seeking signatures to their online petition to help fully protect sharks. Specifically, they aim to further protect species listed as Endangered or Critically Endangered, set precautionary shark fishing limits [where no advice exists]; ensure all sharks are landed with their fins naturally attached, work with other countries to prepare and promote shark listing proposals for the next CITES Conference; and improve shark trade data collection by taking national action.
By signing their online petition below, you can have a voice in helping to protect sharks worldwide.
For more information on Project Aware, visit their website at http://www.projectaware.org.