Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Guam Shark Tsunami

Guam is the third place in the world to ban the sale, trade, and possession of shark fin. Advocates for the ban included hundreds and thousands of school children from Simon Sanchez High School and George Washington High School.

The students attended a public hearing for the shark fin ban held on February 1, 2011. The students came prepared with written and spoken testimony, posters, and even a shark costume.

The students were ultimately able to build so much support that the bill unanimously passed the Guam Senate and went on to be signed by Governor Eddie Calvo on March 9, 2011.

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