By Judy Lin The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several members of Congress representing coastal states are voicing concern about a proposed federal regulation that could pre-empt state bans on buying or selling shark fins.
Hawaii becomes first state in nation to ban shark fin possession
HONOLULU (AP) – The $48-a-plate shark fin has been a favorite dish to celebrate 80th birthdays and fete out-of-town VIPs since Vienna Hou’s Chinese restaurant opened 25 years ago.
Native Hawaiians discontented with tourism
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s tourism industry has long touted the islands’ native culture as a selling point to prospective visitors — such as leis, luaus, and the “aloha spirit.”