Oregon house bans shark fin

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The Oregon House unanimously passed a bill to ban the sale of shark fins last Friday, the Seattle Times reports. The bill will now go to the Senate. If enacted, it will prohibit the possession and distribution of shark fins and will carry a fine of up to $720 for violations. Oregon has joined several other US states that are acting to curb shark finning: Hawaii has already adopted a ban. A similar ban in Washington state is awaiting the governor’s signature and another in California is pending in the Legislature.