Tuesday, March 03, 2009

House Passes Shark Finning Ban

Some very good news coming out of Washington D.C today..."The House of Representatives passed the Shark Conservation Act of 2009 (H.R. 81) yesterday. This bill would require sharks to be landed with their fins still naturally attached, which allows for better enforcement and data collection in stock assessments and quota monitoring."

For more information please read Oceana's press release (who also happened to be a driving force behind this initiative) and visit their website - specifically their shark section.

1 comment:

OCEAN Magazine said...

Terrific news! It's a step in the right direction. Thanks so much for your fervent work.