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Another city in BC bans shark fins

November 05, 2012
“It seems like a socially responsible thing to do, and one that should be invoked everywhere,”
- Mayor Baldwin

The sale, possession and distribution of shark fin is officially banned in White Rock.

In response to a motion presented by Mayor Wayne Baldwin, councillors voted unanimously Monday to take a stand against what Baldwin described as “an ecological disaster waiting to happen.”

The motion – which includes encouraging provincial and federal governments to implement similar bans – is in response to the recent “show of unity” by Union of B.C. Municipalities delegates. They voted in September to ask the province to outlaw the possession or sale of shark fins that Chinese restaurants turn into coveted bowls of shark fin soup.

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