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senate Bill S. 793

Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017

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Title

Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017

Official Title

A bill to prohibit sale of shark fins, and for other purposes.

Summary

Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017 This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, sell, or transport shark fins or any product containing shark fins, except for certain dogfish fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain circumstances. Penalties are imposed for violations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.The maximum civil penalty for each violation shall be $100,000, or the fair market value of the shark fins involved, whichever is greater.

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      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    IntroducedMarch 30th, 2017
    We at the top of the food chain are charged with the responsibility of keeping balance amongst all creatures. Sharks, along with other creatures, are hunted for what their bodies can reap for the hunters. Thus will be hunted into extinction for monetary value.
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    Shark finning is a despicable act. Sharks cannot swim without their fins, meaning even if they are released after capture they drown shortly afterwards due to lack of water flowing over their gills. Apex predators are the most sparsely numbered in a food chain and if you remove them completely the system cannot operate in balance. The ocean is home to the largest majority of living organisms on the planet and is also one of the greatest carbon sinks at our disposal. We must do everything we can to maintain these extremely complex and delicate natural systems.
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    Yes please!!!!!!
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