The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club is deeply concerned about the status of Atlantic menhaden. This fish was at one time considered among the most abundant off the coast of eastern North America. However, commercial fishing for Atlantic menhaden peaked in 1956 at 586,373 tonnes[i] and the current benchmark assessment shows menhaden to be hovering at a historically-low level of abundance.
The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club supports a prohibition of the possession, sale, and transport of shark fins within the State of Delaware.
Shark finning is a cruel and wasteful fishing practice, in which the fins of sharks are removed and the remainder of the shark is discarded back into the water. Without their fins, sharks die of blood loss or drown.
June 16, 2012 is World Sea Turtle Day! Show your affection for sea turtles by refusing to use single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags. Most sea turtles eat jellyfish and confuse floating plastic bags for food. Eating plastic can harm sea turtles, and even kill them. Protecting sea turtles begins with saying "no" to plastic bags!