British Columbia Trading Company Hit with $75,000 Fine, Forfeiture of Over 20,000 Shark Fins
Hang Hing Herbal Medicine was sentenced to pay a CA$75,000 (US$60,000) after pleading guilty to the unlawful import of a protected shark species without a permit. The court also ordered the company to forfeit an entire shipment of processed shark fins totaling 20,196 fins weighing approximately 550 kg.
Back in September 2017, Hang Hing imported a shipment containing 22 total bags of processed shark fins declared as fish bone into Richmond, British Columbia. The Canada Border Services Agency noted that the...
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