10 Oct '11, 1pm

California Governor Signs Shark Fin Ban Into Law

California Governor Signs Shark Fin Ban Into Law

Photo by StormyDog via Flickr CC Great news for sharks came on Friday in California when news hit that Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 376 into law, banning the sale, trade and possession of shark fins. The hope is that by hitting the market from the demand side, the supply side will be easier to slow down, and perhaps eventually stop. However, this bill was not without a great deal of controversy, especially among the Asian American community. Oceana announced , "Last year, we fought to end shark finning in US waters and won but since sharks don't respect international boundaries, continued trade meant that sharks all over the world were still in danger. With approximately 85 percent of the dried shark fin imports to the US originating in California, this ban is a massive victory for sharks - and for you and me." Some opponents of the law felt that it unfairly targets the ...

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