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California shark fin ban heads to appeals court with federal backing for reversal

The brief late last month states that California’s new law “obstructs the use of fishery resources lawfully obtained in federal waters.” Federal acts, including the Shark Finning Prohibition Act in 2000 and Shark Conservation Act  in 2010, sought to protect the endangered species without sinking the commercial fishing industry. [email protected]