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Canadian MP Introduces Bill to End Shark Fin Trade

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After working closely with conservation group WildAid for the past 6 months, Canadian MP and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May announced legislation on Wednesday that, if fully implemented, will amend the Fish Inspection Act and Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act in the hopes of ending the shark fin trade Canada.

Newmarket, Ontario Passes Shark Fin Ban

By a vote of 5-1, Newmarket, Ontario becomes the latest municipality in Canada to act on banning the sale and possession of shark fin.  With Newmarket’s ban, now over four million Ontario residents - one-third of Ontario’s population - live in a jurisdiction where a shark fin ban has been formalized.

New York Announces Shark Fin Ban

This week, New York State legislators introduced a bill prohibiting the possession, sale, trade or distribution of shark fins.

The bill, which is sponsored by State Assembly Members Alan Maisel, Linda B. Rosenthal, and Grace Meng, anticipates the banning of shark fins in New York State as soon as 2013.

Open letter to Wall Street Journal

An open letter to Wall Street Journal writer Shibani Mahtani, in response to her article, "Experts Swim Against Shark Fin Debate"

Dear Shibani:

Your title for this piece should have been "Two Shark Fin Trade Lobbyists Swim Against the Current.”

A 13-year-old's Fight to Save Sharks, One Signature at a Time

Noah Pollock is a 13-year old 8th grader, who in April 2011 started a petition to ban the sale of shark products in Sudbury, Ontario, his hometown.

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First intrigued by marine life and the ocean at age 3, Noah’s unique passion for the ocean took off when he was seven years old. Today Noah is a growing activist in the shark community and aspires to one day be a shark biologist or ichthyologist specializing in cartilaginous fish.

Maryland introduces Shark Fin Ban

Virginia and Illinois Propose Shark Fin Bans

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Delegate Mark Sickles (D-Franconia) introduced a bill before the Virginia General Assembly that would ban the sale and possession of shark fin products within the state.  

Shangri-La Hotels Remove Shark Fins from Menu

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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, which operates 72 luxury hotels worldwide, announced on January 17th that it would no longer serve shark fins across its portfolio of properties. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the hub of the shark fin trade, Shangri-La’s announcement comes right before New Year celebrations in China, which is said to be the main season for consuming shark fin soup.

Oregon ban helps protect sharks from extinction

by David Kracke, WildAid International Board Member

(The Oregonian, 01/04/12)

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