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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.”

A 13-year-old's Fight to Save Sharks, One Signature at a Time

Noah Pollock is a 13-year old 8th grader, who in April 2011 started a petition to ban the sale of shark products in Sudbury, Ontario, his hometown.


First intrigued by marine life and the ocean at age 3, Noah’s unique passion for the ocean took off when he was seven years old. Today Noah is a growing activist in the shark community and aspires to one day be a shark biologist or ichthyologist specializing in cartilaginous fish.

Maryland introduces Shark Fin Ban

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.