UPDATE: Shark Fin Sales Bill Gains Additional Sponsors Thanks to YOU

On May 1st, DEMA asked the industry for its support in contacting government legislators to vote for the passage of the federal “Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017” (HR 1456); a bill which would make it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins.

Over 170 members of the dive industry have already joined DEMA’s campaign and contacted their elected representatives in Congress. By sharing how this bill could protect the shark population as well as how YOUR business and the recreational diving industry are made stronger by divers’ opportunity to see these creatures in the wild, you have made a difference!

Since DEMA’s campaign launched, an additional seven Representatives have signed on to sponsor the passage of the bill, bringing the current number of total cosponsors to 113.

We appreciate your support in the passage of this bill and ask all members of the diving industry to join us in contacting your legislators to vote for the passage of this important piece of legislation.  You can do so easily NOW by clicking here.  When you complete the campaign form, your comments will be sent directly to your representative.

If you receive a reply from your Representative or Senator, please let us know!  DEMA will continue to work toward supporting this bill and share updates as they become available. If you have questions about this issue, please email DEMA at publicpolicy@dema.org or contact us at 858-616-6408.

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DEMA, the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association, is an international organization with more than 1,300 business members. The mission of this non-profit, global organization is to bring businesses together to grow the diving industry worldwide. DEMA owns and produces DEMA Show, an annual trade-only event for businesses in the scuba diving, action watersports and adventure/dive-travel industries. DEMA Show 2018 will take place November 14-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. For more information on DEMA and affiliated programs contact (800) 862-DIVE (3483) or (858) 616-6408 or visit www.dema.org. Stay updated by following “DEMAOrg” on Facebook and Twitter.

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