Hawai'i Passes Ban on Shark Fin Possession!

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Posted by Captain Kevin on April 06, 2010 at 22:30:19:

The Hawai'i state legislature passed measure SB 2169 this evening which, when signed by the Governor, will make it illegal to possess or sell shark fins within the state of Hawai'i. The measure still allows commercial fishing of Mako & Thresher sharks, but requires them to be landed whole (fins attached) and that the fins be discarded upon processing. This will prevent non-descript fins from still being sold and someone claiming they came from a legally landed Mako or Thresher.

This is a big step in protection of sharks within U.S. waters. We commend the Hawai'i state legislature on this courageous action!!

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