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Texas Game Wardens Confiscate Hundreds of Shark Fins from Restaurant

According to a post on the Texas Game Wardens Facebook page, “On April 13, 2022, Texas Game Wardens assigned to Bexar County and the K-9 Team performed an inspection of a local seafood restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. During the inspection, Texas Game Wardens located 381 whole shark fins and an additional 29.2 lbs of frozen shark fins inside of the restaurant’s commercial freezer. Case is pending against the restaurant/owners and all shark fins were seized as evidence.”

In 2016, Texas joined the other 13 states and 3 U.S. territories that prohibit the sale and possession of shark fins. In Texas, buying, selling, or possessing shark fins for the purpose of a sale is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable with up to a $2,000 fine and 180 days and jail.

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