B.C. MP introduces bill aimed at curbing shark fin imports

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Author: Kate Webb

Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May has introduced a private member’s bill in Parliament designed to make the import of shark fins impossible under current industry conditions.

The bill would change Canada’s labelling and importing laws to make it mandatory for imports to include the type of shark and where it was caught — something that is not tracked by the vast majority of shark fisheries.

“This bill proposes a small change that will have a huge result,” the Green Party leader said in a statement. “By putting in place proper regulatory controls on shark fin sales, we will essentially stop the trade of shark fins.”

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