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Victory! Delaware Becomes Seventh State in U.S. to Ban Shark Fin Trade!

Posted Thu, May 16, 2013 by Beth to ban, delaware, governor cuomo, governor markell, shark, shark fin soup, shark finning

Shark fins, like these drying on a sidewalk in Hong Kong, can no longer be sold, traded, possessed, or distributed in the state of Delaware! Source: Nicholas Wang

Yesterday, Delaware became the seventh state to prohibit the sale, trade, possession and distribution of shark fins within state borders. By signing House Bill 41, Gov. Jack Markell not only made Delaware the second East Coast state to ban the shark fin trade, but he sent the message that sharks are worth more in the oceans than in a bowl of shark fin soup.


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