CBP finds dolphin skull in passenger entering the US.

Dolphin skull, source: CBP.gov

According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) media release, CBP officers during routine x-ray screenings found an image of a skull-shaped object in one of the bags. US Fish and Wildlife Services evaluated the skull to be a young dolphin skull.

In general, some types of fish, wildlife, and or products made from fish and wildlife are not permitted to be imported or exported. The list of prohibited items includes wild birds, mammals, marine mammals, fish, reptiles, or any animal part or product – including skins, bones, tusks, feathers or eggs.

If you have had certain fish, wildlife or products permitted seized by Customs, contact customs seizure attorney David Hsu by phone or text at anytime at 832-896-6288 or by email at attorney.dave@yahoo.com; dh@gjatradelaw.com.

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.