San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, left, gestures as he sits next to Mike Sutton, vice president of Monterey Bay Aquarium, right, during a news conference in San Francisco, ... more 
San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, left, gestures as he sits next to Mike Sutton, vice president of Monterey Bay Aquarium, right, during a news conference in San Francisco, Friday, May 6, 2011, to support the ban of shark fin soup. A California proposal to outlaw the title ingredient in shark fin soup, a traditional Chinese delicacy, has turned into a recipe for controversy in San Francisco, home to the nation’s oldest Chinatown. A bill moving through the state Legislature would ban the sale, distribution and possession of shark fins. Supporters say shark finning is inhumane and a threat to the ocean ecosystem. But critics say the consumption of shark fins is a cherished part of Chinese culture. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Paul Sakuma
Fri, May 6, 2011 5:04 PM EDT