Day 216 1/26/14: Urgent Action: Keep Shark Fin Bans Strong!

smoothhoundMaryland is proposing exceptions to the “landed with fins intact” law, weakening existing shark fin bans by allowing fishermen to remove the fins of smoothhound sharks at sea. The smoothhound exception could spell the beginning of the end of shark protection in the state.

Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources is taking comments TODAY only.

Please take action here. It will require less than five minutes. And please share!

Thanks to Southern Fried Science and shark hero Sarah Mucha for the alert.