Posted by: reefrescue | May 30, 2010

Hawaii signs shark fin ban into law

Hawaii Governor Lingle has signed the shark fin bill into law.

When the bill takes effect July 1st, 2010, Hawaii will become the first state in the nation to have a law that prohibits the possession and sale of shark fins.

Hawaii had become a distribution point for shark fins because of┬átheir location in the Pacific, and that’s one of the reasons why supporters say it’s so important to have the ban.

The new law also means — no more shark fin soup.

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  1. Very exciting news. Glad someone in the US finally stepped up about this.

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