By way of update, the New York State Assembly has voted unanimously in favour of the proposed shark fin ban! The bill is now off to Gov. Cuomo for approval (which should be a mere formality). More can be found here.
In other news, how about the resolve to surf from this 14 year old Florida teenager who was bitten on the ankle and foot by a shark but just can't wait to hit the waves again... "“Not many people get bitten by a shark twice, so that’s good. It lowers my chances.” More here.