Legislative Updates: 115th Congress
Rep. Deutch Cosponsors Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act
Today, Congressman Ted Deutch cosponsored the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act. This bipartisan legislation would ban the buying and selling of shark fins in the United States.
In 2016, shark-related tourism and conservation in Florida waters generated more than $221 million in revenue. Eleven states and three U.S. territories have already prohibited the sale of shark fins. A comprehensive nationwide ban will ensure that the United States does not serve as a driving force of the cruel practice of shark finning.
The text of H.R. 1456 is available here.