Contributing to the growing movement to ban the shark fin trade, legislation was introduced this week in Maryland - in both the House and Senate - as reported by the Baltimore Sun. Advocacy groups point to a number of Maryland restaurants currently serving shark fin soup - with 10 restaurants in Howard County and the Washington suburbs.
This comes shortly after shark fin bans were proposed in the U.S. states of Illinois and Virginia.
Similar legislation has already been enacted in Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and California - thereby shutting off the shark fin trade on the entire Pacific Coast of the U.S.
To lend your voice to the growing movement, and to commit to shark conservation and the health of our oceans, please sign our "Just Say No" shark pledge.