29 Jun '11, 12am

Thank you so very much to everyone who spoke out for sharks this week in Cali! One giant step closer to protecting them

Thank you so very much to everyone who spoke out for sharks this week in Cali! One giant step closer to protecting them

This afternoon, California came one important step closer to banning the sale, trade and distribution of shark fins. Assembly Bill 376 passed out of the Senate Natural Resources & Water Committee with the support of Senators Pavley, LaMalfa, Evans, Kehoe, Padilla, Wolk, and Simitian. This bill will help protect the estimated 26 – 73 million sharks killed each year for their fins , which are used to meet the exploding demand for shark fin soup. The bill's next stop is the Senate Appropriations Committee. California is one of the largest markets for shark fins outside of Asia; the ban will deter finning in international waters by ending the fin trade here. More than 1/3 of shark species are threatened with extinction as a result of the international shark fin trade, with some populations declined by 99%. This morning, the Sacramento Bee carried an excellent article about the...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/lmonroe/california_is_o...

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Honduras Creates a Shark Sanctuary

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