Mexico seizes Asia-bound shark fins

2015-10-10 22:18
Shark fins are available for sale at $480 and $495 a pound at a store in Chinatown in San Francisco. (Paul Sakuma, AP)

Shark fins are available for sale at $480 and $495 a pound at a store in Chinatown in San Francisco. (Paul Sakuma, AP)

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Mexico City - Mexican authorities say they've seized around 4 tons of shark fins and fish air bladders that were being shipped illegally to Hong Kong.

The environmental prosecutor's office says about 3.5 tons of dehydrated shark fins and a half ton of the corvina bladders were found in a container at the Pacific Coast port of Manzanillo on Saturday.

It says the company shipping the products did not have a permit to do so.

Mexico limits the annual catch of corvina from the Gulf of California.

Read more on:    mexico  |  china  |  marine life  |  conservation

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