Vancouver Company Fined for Illegal Shark Fin Imports

A Vancouver company has been fined $75,000 after it was caught importing more than 20,000 shark fins in September 2017. Although the investigation occured before Canada’s Federal Shark Fin Ban, some of the fins came from protected sharks, which were illegal to import even before the ban. The fine will support the Environmental Damages Fund to support projects that benefit the environment. The name of the company, Hang Hing Herbal Medicine Ltd., will be added to the Environmental Offenders Registry. Read more here.