Shark Year Magazine is reporting that approximately 7.7 tons of shark fins were seized in city of Belém last Friday. The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources discovered the fins during an inspection of a fish processing company. The company intended to export the fins to China. However, they now face fines of up to R$ 2.7 million (approximately 1.4 million USD) for failing to provide documentation about the shark carcasses from which the fins were removed.
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