Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected scheduled dried shark fins

Press Release

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

29. December 2017

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Hong Kong Customs today (December 29) seized about 464 kilograms of dried shark fins of suspected scheduled hammerhead sharks with an estimated market value of about $370,000 from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound.

Through risk assessment, Customs officers inspected a container arriving in Hong Kong from Peru. Upon inspection, Customs officers found the suspected scheduled dried shark fins in the container.

The case was handed over to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department for follow-up investigation.

Under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance, any person found guilty of importing or exporting an endangered species without a licence is liable to a maximum fine of $5 million and imprisonment for two years.

Ends/Friday, December 29, 2017
Issued at HKT 21:21

Source and Photo Credit: GovHK


1 Comment

  1. Well it’s too late for the sharks. I wonder how much they actually get fined and if they go to jail otherwise it’s a waste of time and effort.

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