Shark Finner Confesses in Hsinchu

A man responsible for dumping dead sharks in a local stream after cutting off their fins confessed to police in Hsinchu yesterday. In early February a large number of dead baby and juvenile sharks were seen washed up on the levee bank under Old Harbor Bridge. Coast guard and local government authorities responding to reports of a possible environmental catastrophe found that the sharks had been dumped after having their fins cut off. Shark fin is an expensive culinary luxury

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