Hawaii is The First State to Ban Shark Fishing
A Wildlife Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
January 2022


Great news for shark conservation!

"The legislation, HB 533, was one of nine bills aimed at protecting aquatic resources that Gov. David Ige signed into law on World Oceans Day last year.

It makes Hawaii the first state in the U.S. to ban shark fishing, and it is the latest example of the Aloha State’s efforts to protect the apex predators.

Hawaii was also the first state in the U.S. to ban the possession, sale, trade, and distribution of shark fins in 2010; 13 states and three territories have since followed suit."

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