Canada Needs to Ban Shark Fin Imports
On March 10th, 2016 MP Fin Donnelly re-introduced his bill to ban shark fin imports to Canada. With Bill C-251 Fin is continuing to fight for the health of our oceans and to end the horrific practice of shark finning.
It is estimated that 100 million sharks are killed
Private Member's Bill C-380
Fin's 2013 private member’s bill proposed a prohibition on the importation of shark fin to Canada. It would also enshrine in legislation Canada’s ban on shark finning. Read the bill here .
Unfortunately, Bill C-380 was narrowly defeated in a vote at second reading in the House of Commons. The final vote was 143 nays to 138 yeas.
While the bill did not pass, Fin's campaign was still successful, and it still continues today. Fin will continue to push the government to take immediate action to restrict shark fin imports to our country.
Read my speech and watch the first hour of debate here .
View the Vote Details of Bill C-380 here .
In the Media
Tories promise wider shark fin ban Vancouver Sun, by Peter O'Neil
81% of Canadians back shark-fin import ban: poll Sun News, by Kristy Kirkup
100 million sharks killed each year, say scientists The Guardian
Endangered sharks and rays win a modicum of protection The Economist
Fin Donnelly on Bill C-380 Ban the Shark Fin Trade Animal Voices
VIDEO: Inside a shark slaughterhouse in China Toronto Star, by Bill Schiller
Imperilled: Shark populations in free fall throughout the world Vancouver Sun, by Larry Pynn
MP wants ban on shark finning Royal City Record, by Theresa McManus
NDP MP Fin Donnelly seeks Canada-wide ban on shark fins Georgia Straight, by Matthew Burrows
MP pushes to ban import of shark fins Coquitlam Now, by Eva Cohen
MP wants shark fin ban The Province, by Cassidy Olivier
B.C. MP diving in to ban shark fin imports The Province, by Staff Reporter
NDP Fisheries Critic wants to keep illegal shark fins out of Canada New Westminster News Leader, by Helen Polychronakos
Canada Must Restrict Shark Fin Imports (Mar 27, 2013)
Donnelly Congratulates Port Moody on Shark Fin Ban (May 23, 2012)
NDP Bill to Prohibit Import of Shark Fins (Dec 8, 2011)
Illegal Shark Finning Puts Oceans at Risk: NDP (Sept 26, 2011)