Jared Huffman

An Indonesian fisherman cuts the fin of a shark in Lampulo fish market in Banda Aceh in Aceh province on March 7, 2013. Humans kill about 100 million sharks each year, mostly for their fins, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and conservationists are warning that dozens of species are under threat. (credit: Chaideer Mahyuddin /AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Rule Could Upend States’ Shark Fin Bans

Several members of Congress representing coastal states are voicing concern about a proposed federal regulation that could pre-empt state bans on buying or selling shark fins.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/28/2013

(credit: Eugene Tanner/AP)

Shark Fin Ban Proposed By California Lawmakers

Less than one week after Lunar New Year, California legislators have introduced a bill to ban the possession, sale and distribution of shark fins used in a traditional soup.

02/14/2011

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