President Obama Signs Shark Conservation Act

President Obama has signed into force the Shark Conservation Act, which prohibits almost all shark finning by U.S. vessels and in U.S. waters. The president signed the act on January 4, two weeks after the House and Senate passed the bill.

The act requires any U.S. vessel to land sharks with their fins attached and prevents non-fishing vessels from transporting fins without their carcasses. The new law also allows the United States to block seafood imports from countries that permit shark finning.

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