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New York Announces Shark Fin Ban

This week, New York State legislators introduced a bill prohibiting the possession, sale, trade or distribution of shark fins.

The bill, which is sponsored by State Assembly Members Alan Maisel, Linda B. Rosenthal, and Grace Meng, anticipates the banning of shark fins in New York State as soon as 2013.

Open Letter to Wall Street Journal

An open letter to Wall Street Journal writer Shibani Mahtani, in response to her article, "Experts Swim Against Shark Fin Debate"

Dear Shibani:

Your title for this piece should have been "Two Shark Fin Trade Lobbyists Swim Against the Current.”

Virginia and Illinois Propose Shark Fin Bans

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Delegate Mark Sickles (D-Franconia) introduced a bill before the Virginia General Assembly that would ban the sale and possession of shark fin products within the state.  

Shangri-La Hotels Remove Shark Fins from Menu

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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, which operates 72 luxury hotels worldwide, announced on January 17th that it would no longer serve shark fins across its portfolio of properties. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the hub of the shark fin trade, Shangri-La’s announcement comes right before New Year celebrations in China, which is said to be the main season for consuming shark fin soup.

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