In December, 2010, The United States House of Representatives approved the Senate version of the Shark Conservation Act, clearing the final hurdle to ending shark finning in U.S. waters.
In response to the decision, Oceana’s federal policy director Beth Lowell remarked:
"The Shark Conservation Act has finally passed the finish line. Oceana applauds Congress and its ocean heroes for passing such an important piece of legislation. Sharks now have a reason to celebrate this holiday season.
Our oceans have reached a tipping point and sharks are essential to keeping them healthy for years to come. Today is a big step forward for shark conservation, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Oceana is happy to see the Shark Conservation Act finally being sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law."