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Shark industry, lobbyists take sides in shark finning debate

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Competing interests in Florida’s debate over shark fishing are taking sides in Washington D.C., lobbying lawmakers over a bill that seeks to ban trading shark fins. Timothy Cama of The Hill reports on a trade group called the Sustainable Shark Alliance, a new ad hoc industry player in the $2.2 million business which works primarily in Gulf and East Coast waters around Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, and New Jersey. The alliance is battling the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act, which would…

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