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In this section a brief overview of the existing petitions for sharks conservation is provided. Few minutes of your time can help to preserve our environment. Please, sign the petitions and share.



Stop selling shark cartilage

Added on: October the 21st

There are no scientifically proven benefits to using shark cartilage, but there are many negatives regarding the endangered status of sharks and their welfare. The petition asks GNC to stop supporting the shark fishing industry.

Link:
http://www.change.org/petitions/gnc-stop-selling-shark-cartilage-2?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=friends_wall


Deadline: none

Call for a global ban on shark finning

Added on: October the 13th

Petition addressed to Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary General and supported by www.supportoursharks.com. The petition asks for the ban of shark finning worldwide.

Link:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/call-for-a-global-ban-on-shark-finning/


Goal: 100.000 signatures

Stop Shark Finning BEFORE Sharks Become Extinct

Added on: October the 10th

The petition asks that shark finning is stopped Worldwide. Targets are Asia restraunts and fishermen.

Link:
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-shark-finning-before-sharks-become-extinct/sign.html


Deadline: none

Take sharks off the menu in Hong Kong

Added on October the 10th 2011

A coalition of NGOs in Hong Kong (HK) have prepared a petition for the HK government to create a public policy to take sharks off the menu at government functions.

Link:
http://www.change.org/petitions/the-government-of-the-hong-kong-special-administrative-region-create-a-public-policy-not-to-serve-shark-products-at-official-functions


Goal: 10.000 signatures


Deadline: none

Ban Shark finning in South Carolina

Added on: October the 3rd

Petition about banning shark fining in the state of South Carolina.

Link:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/15/ban-shark-fining-in-south-carolina/

Goal: 1.000 signatures

Deadline: none

End the overfishing of sharks in Japan

Added on October the 3rd 2011

Petition to urge the Secretary of State of the United States Hillary Clinton to work with the government of Japan to end the overfishing of sharks.

Link:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/end-the-overfishing-of-sharks/


Goal: 250.000 signatures!!

Stop sale and consumption of all shark fin products in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Added on: September the 26th

The purpose of this petition is to have the possession, sale and consumption of shark fin products banned in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Link:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/

Goal: 5.000 signatures

Deadline: none

Ask Jason’s Market Place to end their support of the shark finning industry

Added on September the 22nd 2011

Petition to ask Jason's Market Place to end their support of the shark finning industry, by refusing to sell shark fin products in its stores and to call on Jason's Market Place to do their part by educating its customers on this cruel, outdated, and needless practice. The petition can be signed by Taiwan residents only.

Link:
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stand-up-for-sharks-and-boycott-jason-s-marketplace.html


Deadline: December the 31st 2011

End the sale of sharkfin soup in Western Australia

Added on September the 22nd 2011

Petition to request that shark fin soup be removed from the menu of Asian restaurant in Western Australia. You don’t need to be an Australian citizen to sign this petition.

Link:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/end-the-sale-of-sharkfin-soup-in-western-australia/

Goal: 5.000 signatures

Deadline: none

Help encourage eBay to ban the sale of Great White Shark teeth

Added on September the 22nd 2011

Petition promoted by The nautical tribe. It is addressed to eBay CEO John Donahoe to request for the ban of the sale of White Shark teeth on eBay.

Link:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/help-encourage-ebay-to-ban-the-sale-of-great-white-shark-teeth/

Goal: 10.000 signatures

Deadline: none

End the selling sharkfin and shark products online

Added on September the 22nd 2011

Petition promoted by The Global Shark Conservation Initiative. The petition is addressed to Alibaba.com that has been recognized as a platform for the sale and distribution of shark meat and by-products from their online html page. By signing the online petition you will ask the website to remove and ban all shark related product from Alibaba.com.

Link:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/22/stop-selling-shark-products/

Goal: 10.000 signatures

Deadline: none

Backup of sharks and the species endangered in the Mediterranean

Added on: August, 31 2011

The petition asks Mrs. Maria Damanaki, the European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, to reduce the quotas for fishing of sharks and rays and register the porbeagle shark and shortfin mako blue point to the list of protected species in the waters of the European Community.

Link:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/backup-of-sharks-and-the-species-endangered-in-the-mediterranean//

Goal: 10.000 signatures

Deadline: none

Ask eBay and Amazon to prohibit the sale/auction of shark by-products

Added on: August the 29th 2011

Many IUCN ( International Union for Conservation of Nature) listed 'vulnerable', 'near threatened' and 'endangered' shark by-products are being openly sold on eBay and Amazon. The campaign asks eBay and Amazon to prohibit the sale of ALL elasmobranchii ( shark, ray, skate) by-products.

Link:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/41/a-petition-to-ask-ebay-and-amazon-to-prohibit-the-saleauction-of-elasmobranchii-sharks-rays-skates//

Goal: 10.000 signatures

Deadline: none

Ban the Sale, Use and Consumption of Shark Fins in Texas

Added on: August the 29th 2011

Please help create legislation in Texas to stop the sale, use and consumption of shark fins in Texas.

Link:
http://www.change.org/petitions/the-tx-state-senate-ban-the-sale-use-and-consumption-of-shark-fins-in-texas

Goal: 10.000 signatures

Deadline: none

Tell Lai Lai Garden to stop serving shark fin soup

Added on: August the 26th 2011

The petition request Lai Lai Garden restaurant (Johannesbourg – South Africa) to stop serving shark-fin soup and to remove the said item from the menu.

Link:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/SeaShepherdSaveOurSharks/

Goal: 2000 signatures

Deadline: none

Ban shark fin products in Australia

Added on: August the 25th 2011

The petition call on the Government of Australia to Ban ALL shark fin products from being imported to Australia and to make it illegal to sell and/or distribute these products in Australia.

Link:
http://www.gopetition.com.au/petitions/ban-shark-fin-products-in-australia.html

Deadline: none

Save South African sharks

Added on: August the 23rd 2011

Of the over 200 different species of sharks found in South African waters, only White Sharks, Whale Sharks and Basking Sharks are fully protected. The petition demands that the Ministers ensure the protection in different ways of Tiger Sharks, Ragged tooth Sharks (sanditigers), Bull Sharks, Cow Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Bronze Whaler and Dusky.

Link: http://aoca.org.za/pages/2207/sa-shark-petition/

Deadline: none

Save our sharks – Stop finning

Added on: August the 24th 2011

Around the world every year millions of sharks are ruthlessly slaughtered for their fins, which are used to produce the ‘delicacy’ that is shark fin soup. The petition is aimed for people living in the UK to voice their opposition against shark finning.

Link:
http://www.change.org/petitions/save-our-sharks-stop-finning?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=own_wall

Deadline: none

Support the Shark Sanctuary in Moalboal - Philippines

The petition urge the Moalboal Local Government to sign an ordinance creating the first Shark Sanctuary in the Visayan area in the Philippines. This will give sharks a fighting chance to grow in numbers and will also create a new tourist attraction in the area. Many thresher sharks in the area were already lost due to illegal spear fishing and line fishing.

Link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/188/

Goal: 5.000 signatures

Deadline: none


Brunei shark fin ban

Petition promoted by BORNEO SHARKARMA, a Not For Profit NGO that helps to protect and conserve Sharks, Skates and Rays which are being unsustainably fished off the coasts of BORNEO. This petition will be submitted to MIPR Brunei Darussalam and calls for a complete BAN on SALE and CONSUMPTION of SHARK FIN in BRUNEI DARUSSALAM until sustainable practices are adhered to and a proper Shark Fishery is created.

Link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/brunei-shark-fin-ban/

Goal: 1.200 signatures


Deadline: none

Ban the Shark Fin Trade in the U.S.

Petition promoted by Shark Savers to ban the sale, trade, possession and distribution of shark fins in the U.S.

Link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/banthefin-US/

Goal: 10.000 signatures

Deadline: none

Ban the Use, Sale and Import of Shark Fin Products in the UK

100 million sharks are killed each year with the bulk of this to feed the demand for Shark Fin Soup which is seen as a delicacy in some cultures. Due to sharks maturing slowly and taking several years to reach breeding age their species they simply cannot survive this rate of fishing. We must remove the demand for them to have any chance of survival. Every person signing this petition would like our government to make the UK shark fin free. Sign if UK citizen only.

Link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/588

Goal: 100.000 signatures


Deadline: May 10th, 2012

Project AWARE petition

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) analyses, all shark species proposed at the meeting met the criteria for listing under CITES Appendix II. Such listing requires that trade is controlled in order to avoid use that threatens the species' survival. Despite the depletion of sharks worldwide, restrictions on international trade are in place for only three shark species - whale shark, great white shark and basking shark. Sign and join with Project AWARE, divers and activists worldwide, calling on CITES Parties, between now and the next CITES Conference, to adopt measures to preserve sharks.

Link: http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1712&ea.campaign.id=10783#Shark

Deadline: none


Stop sharks from being killed in The Bahamas

Shark slaughter in the Bahamas has been on the rise for several years now. It's now reached the point where at least 30% of the shark species in the area are endangered. Bahamian waters are being over-fished and sharks are being captured and killed for their skins, fins, and meat. The shark slaughter is nothing but irresponsible and harmful to the shark population. Sign the petition below asking that the shark slaughter comes to a halt once and for all.

Link: http://www.therainforestsite.com/clickToGive/campaign.faces?siteId=4&campaign=SharkSlaughter

Goal: 30.000 signatures

Help to stop shark finning in Australia

Petition promoted by the Australian Shark Alliance to end shark finning in Australian waters.

Link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/the-australian-anti-shark-finning-alliance/

Goal: 50.000 signatures

Deadline: none

Ban shark produce being imported

The global shark population is being destroyed , shark fin soup being primarly responsible. The UK has banned shark finning, however if they do not ban shark produce entering the country , they are contributing to this barbaric industry . The shark has a vital role in our ecosystem without sharks it will collapse along with our planet. Sign this petition if you’re a UK Citizen.

Link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/2831

Goal: 100.000 signatures

Deadline: 15/02/2012

Limiting/banning of shark fin trade in Singapore

Singapore is one of the main suppliers of shark fins after Hong Kong, together with countries like Taiwan, Indonesia and the United States. 72 million sharks are killed every year for their fins, which are made into soup. When these sharks are caught, many of them have their fins cut off and their carcasses are dumped back into the sea. By banning the trade in Singapore, there would be less suppliers of shark fins, hence less sharks would be killed. Please help by signing this petition. It only takes a minute to do so and by doing this, a huge number of sharks would be saved if we succeed.

Link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/11/ban-shark-fin-trade-in-singapore/

Goal: 10.000 signatures