Toronto passes bylaw banning shark fin

October 26, 2011

Toronto City Council just passed a bylaw banning the sale and use of shark fin. Ignoring the bylaw will result in a $5,000 fine for the first offence and up to $100,000 for a third offence. The ban is put in place in recognition of the perilous state the world’s shark population is in due to overfishing. Vancouver is currently considering a shark fin ban as well. Read more at the CBC.