Happy Valley woman charged with illegally selling shark fins

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It's estimated that more than 100 million sharks are killed around the world every year for their fins

A package of dried shark fin. (Courtesy Oregon State Police)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Happy Valley woman was cited and told to appear in court for illegally selling shark fins, said Oregon State Police.

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division conducted an investigation in September of this year into the unlawful selling of shark fins. Authorities found that 52-year-old Agnes Yu illegally sold dried shark fin out of Wing Ming Herbs on SE 82nd Ave.

A 2011 House Bill outlawed the possession, selling, trading, and distributing of shark fins. Under this law, Yu faces a Class A Misdemeanor.

OSPDFW said it is estimated that an upwards of 100 million sharks are killed around the world every year for their fins.

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