California Shark Fin Ban

California Fish and Game Code § 2021 set forth the California shark fin ban law. Under the law, “it shall be unlawful for any person to possess, sell, offer for sale, trade or distribute a shark fin.”

2021(e) exempts restaurants from the ban so that they can clear out their shark fin stock. However, this only applies to inventory in hand as of January 1, 2012, and the restaurant has only one year from that date to use down their shark fins.

So, I was a bit surprised to see shark fin on sale last month at a local supermarket.

2 comments… add one
  • Perhaps, the banning of this product was not yet on focus. We need to push a little more for this product to be clearly out of the market.

  • oopy

    I know it says finwildtaiwan, but that looks like imitation shark fin to me. Especially considering the price.

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