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NOAA Backs Down

By January Jones

Scientists estimate that shark populations have declined by much as 90 percent for many species, largely thanks to finners, who kill as many as 73 million sharks every year to supply restaurants with shark fin soup. Recently, sharks got some good news: Following campaigning by Oceana and our allies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will support shark fin bans in California, Maryland and Washington, keeps countless sharks off the menu in those states.

Though shark finning is no longer allowed in U.S. waters, the trade in shark fins is still legal. To remedy this problem, …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green