Speaking for the Sharks

Public support is fundamental to shark and ray conservation.  Your voice is essential to ensuring sound fishing limits are adopted and enforced.  You can express general concern for sharks to your elected representatives (Members of Congress or Parliament) and fisheries officials (US Secretary of Commerce or Fisheries Ministers in other countries) at any time.  In addition, we'll provide timely "Action Alerts" on specific shark and ray management actions.  Concerned citizens hold the key to securing a brighter future for these vulnerable species.  Thank you for your help!

SAI Public Comments
NAFO 2016 Position Statement, September 2016
NAFO US Letter 2016, September 2016
NAFO 2016 EU Letter
NAFO 2016 Canada Letter, September 2016
CITES US Comments, August 2016
IATTC Position Statement, July 2016
IATTC Comment on Mobulid Rays, May 2016
IOTC Position Statement, EU Shark Finning Ban, May 2016
Joint letter to Canada re: ICCAT shark policies, November 2015
Joint letter to EU re: NAFO skate & shark policies, September 2015
Joint letter to US re: NAFO skate & shark policies, September 2015
Joint letter to Canada re: NAFO skate & shark policies, September 2015
Joint letter to EU re: ICCAT shark policies, October 2015
Joint letter to US re: ICCAT shark policies, October 2015
Joint letter to NOAA re: IUU Task Force Species at Risk, October 2015
Atlantic Skate Quota & Reporting Comments, June 2014
IATTC Position Statement, June 2015
MSC blue shark assessments concerns, April 2015
Group NGO letter re: IATTC shark and ray science, May 2015
HMS Smoothhound Comments, November 2014
NAFO 2014 US Letter, September 2014
NAFO 2014 Europe Letter, September 2014
NAFO 2014 Canada Letter, September 2014
Safeguarding Sharks Through Sound Conservation Policy, August 2014
IATTC Position Statement: Shark & Ray Conservation Measures, July 2014
Barndoor Skate Exempted Fishing Comments, May 2014
New Zealand Finning Ban Comments, June 2014
Dusky Shark Pre-Draft Comments
MSC Finning Comments, April 2014
ASMFC Spiny Dogfish Letter, April 2014
Western Australia Cull Comment, April 2014
Maryland Smoothhound Ratio, January 2014
New Zealand NPOA Comments, December 2013
ICCAT Shark Conservation & Management Measures, November 2013
Cownose Ray Letter: Bizarre Foods America, November 2013
NAFO 2013 Fins Attached, September 2013
Cownose Ray Letter to Virginia MRC, August 2013
IATTC Position Statement: Shark Conservation & Management Measures June 2013
Comments on NMFS HMS Amendment 5, February 2013
Position Statement for the 9th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, December 2012
NAFO 2012 Canada skate letter September 2012
NAFO 2012 EU skate letter September 2012
NZ SAI PAF HSI OWT comments August 2012
MSC dogfish certification statement August 2012
IATTC Position Statement June 2012
CITES US comments June 2012
PAF SAI CITES Aus letter May 2012
NMFS HMS Pre-Draft Am 5 comments April 2012
Dogfish specs comment April 2012
IOTC shark position statement April 2012
Position Statement for the 8th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, March 2012
SAI & SA letter to EU Ministers on EU shark & skate fishing limits, December 2011
SAI scoping comments on coastal shark limits to NMFS, December 2011
2012 European Union (EU) Total Allowable Catch (TAC), November 2011
Statement on CMS manta ray listing, November 2011
Group letter to Canada on international Northeast Atlantic skate limits, September 2011
Group letter to US on international Northeast Atlantic skate limits, September 2011
SAI & PAF letter on US skate quota to NMFS, September 2011
SAI & PAF letter to US on sharks & CITES, August 2011
Group letter on international shark limits for Eastern Pacific, July 2011
SAI & SA letter on shark & skate fishing limits to European Commission, May 2011
AFSMC Smooth Dogfish Finzon Testimony, May 2013
SAI comments on spiny dogfish to the MSC, March 2011
AFSMC Final Smoothhound Comments, March 2013
SAI comments on EU finning regulation consultation February 2011
SAI & SA letter to EU limits on shark & skate fishing limits, December 2010
SAI & SA letter on deepsea shark fishing limits to EU Ministers, November 2010
Group letter to Canada on international Northeast Atlantic skate limits, September 2010
Group letter to EU on international Northeast Atlantic skate limits, September 2010
Cownose ray scientists letter to VA state director, August 2010
Blacktip Shark
Blacktip Shark
Cownose Ray
Cownose Ray
Basking Shark
Basking Shark