Summary: To prohibit the sale of shark fins, and for other purposes. Cosponsors (bipartisan)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 3/25/19.
STATUS: Introduced 1/23/19 by Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large].
ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL:
- Congress introduces legislation to ban trade of shark fins in US, Morgan Freeman joins Oceana on Capitol Hill to urge action on shark conservation. (Source: Oceana)
- Join Shark Stewards supporting the US Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act HR 737. (Source: Shark Stewards)
- We are thankful to Reps. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-MP) for introducing the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act (H.R. 1456) and to Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) for introducing the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act (S. 793). Unfortunately, the 115th Congress failed to act on these bills. AWI will be working to ensure that the legislation is reintroduced in the 116th Congress. (Source: Animal Welfare Institute)