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Shark Fin Ban Goes Into Full Effect Today

July 1, 2013 | 1:44 pm

Shark Fin Ban Goes Into Full Effect Today

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(Bay City News) A new state law banning the possession or sale of shark fins takes effect today, although local Chinese neighborhood groups are continuing to  fight the legislation in federal court. AB 376, authored by Assemblymen Paul Fong, D-Cupertino, and Jared  Huffman, D-San Rafael, went partially into effect in January, but contained  exemptions allowing […]

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Confusion in San Francisco’s Chinatown Over Shark-Fin Ban

March 8, 2013 | 1:50 pm

Confusion in San Francisco’s Chinatown Over Shark-Fin Ban

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By Caitlin Esch and Rachael Marcus San Francisco Chinatown merchants and community leaders met with officials from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife this week after several local businesses were cited for selling off their supply of now-banned shark fins. There has been confusion since California passed a law in 2011 banning the trade, […]

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Jerry Brown Signs Shark Fin Ban

October 7, 2011 | 12:55 pm

Jerry Brown Signs Shark Fin Ban

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Statement from the Governor: SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation to protect the oceans and the environment. AB 376, by Assemblyman Paul Fong (D-Cupertino), bans the possession and sale of shark fins in California. The practice of “finning” for culinary purposes has led to substantial declines in shark populations worldwide. “The […]

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September 6, 2011 | 4:41 pm

Shark Fin Ban Passes Senate, On Its Way to Gov. Brown

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Tweeted by KQED’s John Myers: #AB376, which bans shark fin sale/possession/purchase, passes CA Senate 25-9. Bill goes to Gov. Brown. — John Myers (@johnmyers) September 6, 2011

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