Delaware House Takes Action for Sharks

Delaware House Takes Action for Sharks



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 shark fin soup. Demand for these products drives the harmful and wasteful practice of shark finning, which is responsible for the deaths of millions of every year and the depletion of populations worldwide.

Delaware, Let’s keep shark 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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