According to The Province the town council of Port Moody, B.C. has unanimously approved a ban on shark fins. The ban prohibits the possession, sale, and trade of shark fin products. The Province goes on to note that the ban is being viewed as symbolic, considering that the city, itself, does not have a large 0local demand for shark fins. However, Mike Clay, Port Moody’s mayor, hopes that the ban will set a precedent for other municipalities to follow.
In addition to Clay’s plan to bring up the issue at Union of British Columbia Municipalities, he will also push for a provincial and/or federal ban.
For more information, check out the full article at The Province.