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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

California Senate May Vote on Shark Fin Ban Today

Posted By on Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 11:45 AM

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B 376, the bill banning the sale and import of shark's fin in California, may be up for a vote today in the California Senate.

According to representatives from the offices of Assemblymember Paul Fong, who introduced the bill this spring, AB 376 is on the agenda.

California is the fourth state in the nation to vote on a total ban on shark fin sales -- Hawaii, Washington, and Oregon have already passed similar bills. (For more information about AB 376, and the practice of shark finning, see the Weekly's previous coverage.)


Senator Leland Yee, who represents San Francisco, announced his disapproval of the bill in March, arguing that it discriminates against Chinese American diners.

If the bill does indeed come up for a vote, we'll let you know.

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