Florida House passes ban on the import and export of shark fins.


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In mid-March, Florida House legislators passed a Senate bill banning the importation and exportation of shark fins. The shark fin bill formally known as “SB 680” will have an amendment that permits the sale of shark fins for commercial fisherman holding a federal shark fishing permit on January 1, 2020.

As each state has different rules about the fishing and transportation of shark fins, we’ve had many clients face problems in multiple states while transporting shark fins – contact experienced customs and trade attorney David Hsu by phone/text at 832.896.6288 or by email at attorney.dave@yahoo.com if you have any questions about how each state will treat your shark fins.

Canada bans importing/exporting shark fins.

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According to the website politics.ca, the Canadian government revised their Fisheries Act to protect fish habitat, enact new sustainability efforts and banning the import and export of shark fins in Canada.

The United States still allows the importation and exportation of shark fins – however, each state has their own specific laws about the transportation of shark fins within state lines – some states require the fin to be attached to the body, others don’t. Before you move your shark fins, contact David Hsu first.

Also, if you have encountered any problems with US Fish and Wildlife regarding your importation or exportation of shark fins – feel free to David Hsu a call/text at 832-896-6288, or by email at dh@gjatradelaw.com, or attorney.dave@yahoo.com. The rule on shark fins is complex and the penalties are great.