07 Oct '11, 8pm

California Joins West Coast States to Protect Sharks

SACRAMENTO (October 7, 2011) – Joining Hawaii, Oregon and Washington State, Governor Jerry Brown today signed landmark legislation making it illegal to sell, trade or possess shark fins in California. Nearly 73 million sharks are killed each year for their fins, which are used in shark fin soup. AB 376 will put an end to California’s contribution to the shark fin trade that drives overfishing, poaching, and waste. “AB 376 helps protect sharks and the health of our ocean by reducing the demand for fins that drives the slaughter of sharks,” said Ann Notthoff, NRDC’s director of California advocacy. “Sharks are valuable apex species of the sea and without them the ocean would be in big trouble. Today, Governor Brown put California in the lead on the critical conservation issue and we hope other states take note.” “The practice of cutting the fins off of living sharks and dump...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2011/111007.asp

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