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Shark fin ban Bill passes through House Photo

Shark fin ban Bill passes through House

The Sharks Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019 (H.R.737) has passed the US House of Representatives by a vote of 310 vs 107. The bill “makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins, except for certain dogfish fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain circumstances.

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Report: DEMA 2019 Photo

Report: DEMA 2019

The Diving Equipment Marketing Association annual show is currently being held in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The largest diving equipment show in the world, manufacturers and image makers gather to network and view new products. Wetpixel will be on site throughout the show and our goal is to try and ensure that those of you that cannot attend get to see all the new imaging products.

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Housing importation duties levied at Baja airports Photo

Housing importation duties levied at Baja airports

Wetpixel member divrndeep has reported on the forum that Mexican customs officials at Cabo San Lucas (SJD) and La Paz (LAP) airports are enforcing a policy of charging an importation fee on underwater camera housings. She reports that the fee is based on 16% of the housing’s worth and that customs officials will use Google to ascertain a housing’s value. At the time of writing, there are no reports of this being implemented at other points of entry.

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