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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.

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.

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