08 Sep '11, 11pm

Long live the sharks! California Passes Ban on Shark Finning

Long live the sharks! California Passes Ban on Shark Finning

I am very proud to say that just this week California took a historic step in the right direction. My Golden State voted to ban the possession and sale of shark fins. This is exciting for many reasons, not least of which is the fact that our oceans’ apex predators play a critical role in the health of the ecosystems that support and feed people across the globe. But what I personally find so promising is the realization that we, as citizens, wield enormous power. When passionate and diverse stakeholders come together around a unified goal – anything is possible. Sheer determination and grassroots outreach by organizations like NRDC , C.O.A.R.E . and Sea Stewards lifted the chorus of voices that wanted to put an end to the barbaric practice of shark finning. Today we celebrate a victory for sharks and a victory for everyone who made phone calls, tweeted, shared a link, sign...

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