Victory: Shark Fin Ban in CaliforniaJanuary 25th, 2011
California is now the fourth state in the United States to ban the trade, sale, and possession of shark fins in an effort to combat the global shark fin trade, which scientists estimate kills between 26 million and 73 million sharks a year.
Read more about the California campaign here.
Read more about the ban from the Washington Post.
Pacific Environment also works in China to end the trade in shark meat and fins, which is growing as the country becomes more affluent—with devastating consequences for the wild shark populations in China’s oceans.
Read more about our work in China here.