Two arrested in Louisiana for shark fishing violations

The Shreveport Times is reporting that two men from Texas have been arrested for violating shark fishing regulations in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.

The bodies of 11 whole sharks along with over 2,000 shark fins were found aboard the "Lady Lyanna." The men were booked on the charges and jailed. The fins were determined to represent over 500 sharks. The men were fine to be 496 sharks over the Louisiana daily limit of 33 sharks per vessel. The men were charged with exceeding the limit, as well as violating shark finning laws, and intentional concealment of illegal catch.

For the full story, check out the Shreveport Times.

2 comments

  1. Kyrsten says:

    Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting, I hope they go to jail for a very long time! Sadly this probably happens more than we know of… But one question that I don’t mean to be condescending on a race or anything. Is anyone surprised by their nationality and what they were doing?

  2. Angel says:

    If any nationality/race deserves condescension on this matter, it is not Texans/Americans.

    And yes, it is appalling. I have to hope that one day this cruelty will end, but for now, mourning is in order.

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