Lawmakers: Save the sharks

Save the Whales was a movement that started in 1977 and soared in the 1980s. Save the Sharks could be next, or at least that's what Del. Madeleine BordalloMadeleine BordalloOvernight Defense: Lawmakers aim to halt troop cuts, base closures in defense bill House Armed Services subpanel rejects new round of base closures Lawmakers to DOD: Reject 'no touch' policy sought by 9/11 plotter MORE (D-Guam) and seven other legislators were hoping for when they introduced a shark conservation measure on Thursday.

The Bordallo measure would seek to eliminate "an enforcement loophole" related to the transport of shark fins. In a floor speech, Bordallo said, "The rising demand for shark fins over past decades has also led to increases in the particularly exploitive practice of shark finning, where fins of sharks are removed and the carcass is discarded at sea."

Sharks don't attract any sympathy from beachgoers who fear a "Jaws"-like demise, but Bordallo says saving the sharks is vital to conserve marine ecosystems.

The other backers of the measure are Reps. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii), Sam FarrSam FarrCongress has saved lives before and can do it again 27 Dems who haven't endorsed Clinton or Sanders Lawmakers press for Christians to be included in ISIS genocide designation MORE (D-Calif.), Charlie Gonzales (D-Texas), Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.), Frank Pallone (D-N.J.). and Dels. Donna Christensen (D-V.I.) and Eni Faleomavaega (D-A.S.).

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