Delaware House Takes Action for Sharks

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Yesterday, the House of Representatives took a huge step forward for shark conservation efforts worldwide when they passed a bill that would prohibit the trade of shark within their state borders.

House Bill 41 bans the sale, possession, and distribution of shark fins, which are commonly used in the Asian delicacy . Demand for these products drives the harmful and wasteful practice of , which is responsible for the deaths of millions of every year and the depletion of populations worldwide.

Delaware, Let’s keep shark fins where they belong — On sharks, not in soups. Source: Wikimedia Commons

This article was written for Oceana.org and reposteed on Focusing on Wildlife.

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