Governor Jerry Brown Signs Shark Fin Ban

Thanks to the help of Earth Day Network supporters and others, Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed a ban on the sale of shark fins

"The practice of cutting the fins off of living sharks and dumping them back in the ocean is not only cruel, but it harms the health of our oceans," Brown said in a statement after signing the bill, AB 376.

We're happy that the Governor realizes that we must maintain the balance in the marine ecology. Banning the sale of shark fins will help rebuild shark populations that have declined by more than ninety percent.