Monday, December 20, 2010

Hawaii State Senator Pushes for Shark Conservation in Northern Mariana Islands

This story ran on Saipan's local news channel on Monday, December 20, 2010. A big thank you to Liz Wahl of KSPN 2 for posting the story to Youtube.

The Saipan Tribune also carries a story about the shark fin ban under consideration in the Northern Mariana Islands:
Photo: Haidee Eugenio
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands - Hawaiian State Senator Clayton Hee, the author of the bill that became the strongest anti-shark finning law in the nation, is drumming up support for a similar CNMI House bill pending at the Senate.

Hee and WildAid shark campaign project manager Stefanie Brendl met with Gov. Benigno R. Fitial yesterday afternoon to push for the enactment into law of CNMI House minority leader Diego Benavente's (R-Saipan) House Bill 17-94, which bans the sale and distribution of shark fins in the CNMI.
Click HERE to read the full story.
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