Respect the Fin
Shira Margulies is a senior at SUNY Binghamton University majoring in Environmental Science. Shira has had the opportunity to work with aquatic animals in various locations around the world. The research work she conducted in Fiji brought the inspiration to start this movement and to spread education and love for our shark friends.
For over 400 million years, sharks have inhabited our Earth. Every year approximately 100-273 million sharks are killed primarily for their fins, while the rest of their body is merely tossed back into the water and left to sink.
Sharks are a keystone species to one of the largest ecosystems on our blue planet. They help maintain the balance of life in all oceans.
Respect the Fin was started in order to spread awareness of the evils of shark finning and to educate the public on sharks crucial role in our aquatic ecosystem.
- Shira Margulies