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Illinois Shark Fin Ban is Signed into Law

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Today, with the signature of Governor Pat Quinn, Illinois becomes the fourth state in the continental US, and the second largest, to ban the sale, trade, possession, and distribution of shark fins.

New York Moves One Step Closer to Banning Shark Fins

In New York, a shark fin ban (A.7707a/S.6431) passed through the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee by a vote of 13-1 on Tuesday.

The bipartisan state legislation is sponsored by Assembly Members Alan Maisel (D-Brooklyn) and Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and Senator Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) in the Senate.

WildAid and theBlu to host Online Global Celebration for World Oceans Day

In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8th, WildAid, OceanElders, and theBlu.com are holding an online global celebration entitled, “If You Love The Ocean, Download It!” The event, hosted at theBlu.com, will unite individuals, communities, and organizations all over the world in a global shared moment celebrating the beauty and significance of the world’s oceans.

Port Moody Becomes First City in British Columbia to Ban Shark Fins

WildAid applauds the recent decision by the Port Moody, British Columbia City Council to ban the possession, trade, sale and distribution of shark fin products in the municipality. Port Moody is the first municipality in British Columbia to adopt such a prohibition.

Similar prohibitions have already been passed in the cities of Toronto, Brantford, Mississauga, Oakville, Newmarket, Pickering and London in Ontario.

Canadian MP Introduces Bill to End Shark Fin Trade

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After working closely with conservation group WildAid for the past 6 months, Canadian MP and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May announced legislation on Wednesday that, if fully implemented, will amend the Fish Inspection Act and Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act in the hopes of ending the shark fin trade Canada.

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