07 Oct '11, 8pm

#sharks win big today in California! Thanks Gov Brown for signing #AB376

Today, Governor Brown used the power of his pen to protect sharks and our oceans. We could not be more excited and grateful to the Governor, the sponsors of Assembly Bill 376 -- Assembly Members Paul Fong and Jared Huffman -- and the many other legislators from both parties, whose strong leadership made it possible to ban the sale and trade of shark fins in California. Sharks have swum in our oceans for over 400 million years – since before the time of dinosaurs – yet globally, but many species are at risk of vanishing due to extreme fishing pressure, driven by demand for shark fins. In his statement, Governor Brown said : “The practice of cutting the fins off of living sharks and dumping them back in the ocean is not only cruel, but it harms the health of our oceans,” said Governor Brown. “Researchers estimate that some shark populations have declined by more than 90 perc...

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