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Shark Protection

What Not To Do Around Sharks, According To The Experts

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green

Sharks are majestic, tough and insanely powerful creatures, but they've earned a pretty bad rap over the years. The infamous fish starred in many a ne...

Texans Unite in the Fight to Save Sharks

Anna Clark | Posted 07.19.2013 | Green
Anna Clark

100 million sharks are disappearing from our oceans each year, primarily driven by the lucrative trade in shark fins. A bill that would prohibit the sale and consumption of shark fins in Texas, passed the Texas House. However, this bill faces a fight ahead.

Who Has the Most to Fear Man or Shark?

Francesca Koe | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Francesca Koe

We find ourselves presented with an opportunity -- given the annual media festival that is Shark Week -- to better inform ourselves and to appreciate that we as humans have very little (if nothing) to fear from sharks.

Keeping Fins Where They Belong: On Sharks in the Wild

Francesca Koe | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Francesca Koe

Every year up to 73 million sharks are killed, tens of millions for their fins alone. Illinois is the fifth state in America to ban the sale, trade, possession and distribution of shark fins.

Time Is Running Out for Sharks in New York

Beth Lowell | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Beth Lowell

New York is the largest importer of shark fins on the East Coast. By kicking fins out, the state can send a message to the world that an ocean without sharks is not an acceptable future.

This Week, Don't Just Watch Sharks, Save Them

January Jones | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
January Jones

If even just a fraction of all Shark Week viewers took action to protect sharks, it would equal millions of people speaking up for the ocean's top predators. We shouldn't be scared of sharks, we should be scared for them.

In Defense of the Demon Fish

Sarah Chasis | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

We kill an estimated 23 to 76 million sharks each year, almost entirely for the sake of shark fin soup, which has recently boomed in popularity. Right now the California State Senate is considering a bill, AB 376, that would end the fin trade there.