2011 News

Toronto adopts historic shark fin ban

25 October, 2011

Toronto shark fin ban passes key committee

13 October, 2011

Today, significant progress was made for shark conservation in Canada's largest city. After lengthy debate, the Toronto City Council's Licensing and Standards Committee voted unanimously to support the proposed ban on the sale, possession, and consumption of shark fins. The measure now goes before the full City Council on 24 October 2011 for approval.

California shark fin ban signed into law

7 October, 2011

Plastic giants drop suit against ChicoBag

13 September, 2011

California Senate passes historic shark fin ban

6 September, 2011

Oregon ban on shark fins signed into law

4 August, 2011

Supreme Court Upholds Plastic Bag Ban

14 July, 2011

Oregon Lawmakers ban shark fins

2 June, 2011

Oregon Senate passes shark fin ban

31 May, 2011

Today, the Oregon Senate unanimously (30-0) passed HB2838, the proposed ban of shark fins. The Bill previously passed the House unanimously with a vote of 44-0, but was amended slightly in the Senate. The bill now returns to the Oregon State House of Representatives for concurrence (agreement with the amendments).

Brantford is first Canadian City to ban shark fins

24 May, 2011

The City of Brantford (Ontario) today became the first municipality in Canada to ban the sale, trade, distribution, and consumption of shark fins, adopting and by enacting ByLaw 65-2011.

California Assembly passes shark fin ban

23 May, 2011

Proposed legislation to ban the sale, possession, and distribution of shark fins statewide was passed (60-8) in the California State Assembly this afternoon. (update: add-on votes later increased the vote tally to 65-8)

Washington ban on shark fins signed into law

12 May, 2011

Oregon House bans shark fins

29 April, 2011

Proposed legislation to ban the sale, possession, and distribution of shark fins statewide was passed unanimously (44-0) in the Oregon State House of Representatives this morning. The bill now moves to the Oregon State Senate.

Santa Clara County bans the bag!

26 April, 2011

One of California's largest counties banned single-use plastic bags today!