Canada becomes first G20 country to ban trade in shark fins

FILE PHOTO: A shark fin is pictured aboard the Ocean Sunset commercial fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean off of Ucluelet, British Columbia June 24, 2012. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada passed a new law banning the import and export of shark fins, which also includes a requirement to rebuild depleted fish populations. The new Fisheries Act, approved late on Tuesday, was hailed by environmental and conservation groups as a win for the preservation of fish habitats and for the shark population. […]

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