SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— California’s ban on the importation of shark fins goes into full effect on Monday.
The ban was passed in 2011 and the sale and use of fins that already were in the state as of January, 2012 will become illegal Monday.
A lawsuit to overturn the ban has a hearing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on August 14th, but until then community leaders in San Francisco’s Chinatown were urging compliance with the law.
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