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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.

Newmarket, Ontario Passes Shark Fin Ban

By a vote of 5-1, Newmarket, Ontario becomes the latest municipality in Canada to act on banning the sale and possession of shark fin.  With Newmarket’s ban, now over four million Ontario residents - one-third of Ontario’s population - live in a jurisdiction where a shark fin ban has been formalized.

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.”

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