Wolfgang Leander got the shark scoop this afternoon from Washington DC.
With shark news from both the Maldives and now in the US it would seem this is has been a great week for sharks:
Some very good news coming out of Washington D.C today...The House of Representatives passed the Shark Conservation Act of 2009 (H.R. 81) yesterday. This bill would require sharks to be landed with their fins still naturally attached, which allows for better enforcement and data collection in stock assessments and quota monitoring.
For more information please read Oceana's press release (who also happened to be a driving force behind this initiative) and visit their website - specifically their shark section.
Editors Note:Kudos to those that made this happen. On the subject of first rate eco work support Oceana.org, they actually effect change with your money and your time.