Fisherman are deliberately killing the biggest fish in the world.
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"We are getting lots of signals that attitudes are changing and prices are dropping because people no longer want to eat shark fin soup," an activist says.
Governor Cuomo just needs to sign off now.
The ban will go into effect sometime in the next three years.
Tongues wag as The Commander in Chief goes to one of San Francisco's last restaurant's serving the banned delicacy.
Higher minimum wage in San Francisco could mean fewer restaurant jobs, Wendy's is big in Japan, and more in our daily news feed.
The sandwich chain wants you to have it your way, without sullying your fingers with cash.
Mark Gold opposes a provision that would allow for so-called sustainable shark fins to be sold.
The Hollywood caterer has a change of heart and mind, replacing the controversial ingredient with Alaskan king crab.
Even Jonathan Gold can't sway the chef behind Chinois Cuisine to forgo the delicacy.
The activist even claims to have once physically threatened his brother for eying the shark fin at a Chinese restaurant.
"We either stop eating it because we choose to preserve the species, or we stop eating it because soon there will be none left to eat."
Sides are increasingly being drawn, with powerful San Francisco lawmakers and Chinese restaurant owners on one side and green celebrities and environmental activists on the other.
An opponent calls the proposed bill insensitive to Asian culture.
Meanwhile, California seeks to ban the possession and distribution of shark fins.
Fish tested across the nation have mercury-contamination, while Italy considers wine and cured meat as a loan collateral for food producers.
After catching flack from Bourdain for saying she’d eat shark-fin soup as a last meal, Alice Waters has thought better of it.