Dr. Robert E. Hueter – I am writing to share my strong opposition to S. 3095, The Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act.

3156413August 5, 2016 – The Honorable Bill Nelson United States Senate Washington, DC  20510   Dear Senator Nelson:  I am writing to share my strong opposition to S. 3095, The Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act. As the Director of Mote Marine Laboratory’s Center for Shark Research, which was designated by Congress in 1991 as the nation’s research center for shark studies, I have more than 40 years of experience with this issue.  That experience includes biological research, collaborations with fisheries, conservation education, and domestic and international policy work.  As an independent, nonprofit research and education institution in Sarasota, Mote’s history of shark expertise goes back to its founding in 1955 by Dr. Eugenie Clark, our famous “Shark Lady.” While possibly well-intentioned as a measure to improve the conservation of sharks, S. 3095 will be ineffective in making a dent in the global problem of shark overfishing.  Instead, it will punish the wrong people by putting American commercial fishermen, who are fishing for sharks legally and sustainably, out of business.  I outline below the reasons behind my opposition and those of many of my colleagues who work closely with the fishing community:  Read the letter here Read Behind the Fins: Dr. Robert E. Hueter Click here 12:05

One Response to Dr. Robert E. Hueter – I am writing to share my strong opposition to S. 3095, The Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act.

  1. MIGHTYJ says:

    Think globally and then screw everyone locally….

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