Thursday, July 14, 2011

Oregon Shark Fin Ban Signed into Law

Governor John Kitzhaber has signed into law HB 2838, banning the possession, sale, offering for sale, trade or distribution of shark fins. The bill was signed in June. Oregon joins American states Hawaii and Washington*, as well as US territories Northern Mariana Islands and Guam in enacting this legislation.

Congrats, Oregon!

The final version of the bill can be found here.

1 comment:

Shark Defenders said...

*Washington exempts shark fins and shark fin derivative products if they "were lawfully harvested." Those three words make the Washington bill, for lack of a better word, toothless.

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