Guam – Senator Rory J. Respicio is acknowledging the positive impact the Sharks MADE (Making A Difference in the Environment) Club of Simon A. Sanchez High School has had on Guam’s environment.
The student organization played a significant role in the passage of Bill No. 44-31 (COR), now Public Law 31-10, which prohibits shark finning in Guam.
Senator Respicio, who chairs the Committee on Natural Resources, thanked the Sharks MADE Club for their attendance and participation at the February 2, 2011 public hearing held on Bill 44.
Senator Respicio also thanked the students for their courtesy visit to his office last week. “I wanted to thank them for attending the Public Hearing for Bill 44” said Senator Respicio, “Their presence made an indelible mark on my mind, and because of their advocacy to make people understand how important sharks are to our ocean’s ecosystem, Bill 44 is now Public Law 31-10.”
Senator Respicio recognized Sharks MADE Club members as role models for other Guam youth and said, “I commend Sharks MADE Club for their commitment to the conservation and preservation of our environment and natural resources. It is inspiring to see our youth so actively
involved in protecting our island.”