Emeryville Marina restaurant cited for serving banned shark fin soup

Published On February 15, 2014 | By Rob Arias | News, News & Commentary

By Erin Ivie, Bay Area News Group

In the largest bust since a ban went into effect in July, more than two thousand pounds of shark fin were seized from a San Francisco fish vendor.

Michael Kwong, owner of Kwong Yip Inc. at 1220 Howard Street in San Francisco, was cited Jan. 29 after investigators from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife discovered 2,138 pounds of shark fin for sale inside his business, said CDFW Lt. Patrick Foy.

The discovery was the largest seizure to date “by a literal ton,” a volume of product Foy said “thousands” of sharks were killed to produce. Kwong has been one of the leading critics of the ban.

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is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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