Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation that will make it illegal to possess, sell, or distribute a shark fin in New York State. (with exceptions)

This bill addresses the growing global demand for shark fins and provides a fair balance between the market for this ingredient and the need to protect sharks by allowing the sale of shark fins of two species of dogfish, which is the most abundant shark species in the North Atlantic Ocean. It also has an exception for shark fins used for educational purposes. [email protected]

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