United States v. Approximately 64,695 Pounds of Shark Fins

ELR Citation: ELR 20066
No(s). 05-56274 (9th Cir. Mar 17, 2008)

The Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court judgment ordering the forfeiture of 64,695 pounds of shark fins under the Shark Finning Prohibition Act. Neither the statute nor its implementing regulations provided fair notice that the vessel, which purchased the fins at sea from other vessels, would be co...

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