Today’s Hot Topic in Environmental Law Brown bag lecture series

Sharks in Danger: Impacts of the Global:  Shark Fin Trade

Michael Sutton, Monterey Bay Aquarium

This talk will discuss the status of shark populations around the world, the role of the global trade in shark fins, and what California and other jurisdictions are doing to stem the killing and protect sharks worldwide.

For those of you who are interested here is a brief introduction to the Julien and Virginia Cornell Library’s resources on this and related topics.

The subject heading “wild animal trade”  provides you with links to six titles.  More can be found at the subheadings to wild animal trade.

The interrelationship of the Convention on International  Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and sharks can be found

So what exactly is done processing shark and fish?  See the subject headings fishery processing  and fishery management

join us in Oakes Hall room 007 from noon to 1:00


When he was in Vermont last summer, Prof Sutton was able to tell us the beginnings of the legislative attempt to ban shark fin trade.  Today he was able to explain how the bill, AB 367, became a law.

Here are a couple of links to articles about the passage and a link to the relevant sections of the California Fish and Game code.

For newspaper and web sites and articles discussing the bill, AB376

The statute as it appears in the California Fish and Game Code.

Carl Yirka