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California officials make big shark fin bust in SF

February 14, 2014 • Business


This Jan. 29, 2014 photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows more than a ton of illegal shark fins that were seized from a vendor in San Francisco. Michael Kwong, 42, of Kwong Yip Inc. was cited for having 2,138 pounds (970 kilograms) of the fins, which violates California’s ban that went into effect last July. Possessing shark fins, selling or trading them is a misdemeanor under California’s law. Conservation groups have estimated that 73 million sharks are killed each year globally for their fins, which are often cut from live animals. (AP Photo/California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife)

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