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Hawaii's Landmark Shark Fin Ban Takes Effect


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Kris Alingod

Source: All Headline News

July 2, 2010


Honolulu, HI - Hawaii's ban on harvesting shark fins took effect Thursday, making the state the first jurisdiction worldwide to prohibit a practice that has brought several species to the brink of extinction.


Senate Bill 2169, championed by state Sen. Clayton Hee, makes it illegal for anyone to possess, sell, offer for sale, trade, or distribute fins.


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