Jaws Cause - Shark Protection Going Global
Sep 05, 2011 10:34PM
The Chilean National Congress has passed legislation that bans shark finning in their waters, even though the country has been a major exporter of shark fins for soup, and The Bahamas recently joined Honduras, the Maldives and Palau in outlawing the practice. Hawaii and Fiji also realize that because sharks swim into unprotected waters, banning the sale and trade of fins is the best way to protect sharks. California is working on a similar approach.
NRDC is calling on nations to do what they can by putting an end to finning in their waters or by stopping the trade of fins in their country, prior to the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro next year.
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