About the bill
Should shark fins, a delicacy in many food items, be banned?
One of the most valuable parts of a shark are its fins, which are often used for foods such as soups. About 73 million shark fins are sold per year, but this comes at a cost. After getting de-finned, the shark is often thrown back into the water to drown or bleed to death.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for the Northern Mariana Islands. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2019
Length: 5 pages
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H.R. 737 is a bill in the United States Congress.
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