381 illegal shark fins found at San Antonio seafood restaurant
Texas game wardens found 381 illegal whole shark fins and an additional 29.2 pounds of frozen shark fins at a restaurant in San Antonio on Wednesday, April 13. Rangers were performing a routine inspection of the local restaurant to determine the source of its aquatic resources, the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife told MySA on Tuesday, April 19.
In Texas, buying, selling, transporting, or possessing shark fins for the purpose of sale is a Class B misdemeanor. According to the TPWD, it is punishable by up to 180 days in jail in the country and a fine of up to $2,000.