Stop Shark Finning Essay
Cunningham pushed a 2nd bill in the house in January 2000 to push for amendment of the Magnuson Act to allow a complete ban on finning. The ultimate purpose of the House Resolution 3535 was to totally outlaw shark finning across all the U.S. waters. The bill was passed later in June with a landslide win of 390/391” (Spiegel 409).
Previously, there was no regulation in place across the world to outlaw shark finning. It is only America that recently implemented its own regulations to address this act. A worldwide determination is urgently required to stop the rampant act of shark finning especially due to their position in the food chain amongst sea creatures. In Massachusetts, violation of the finning law leads to a fine of up to $1000 or two months in prison and in addition to that confiscation of one’s fishing license. The law was passed on the basis of the state’s long strive to animal and environmental