Emeryville Marina restaurant cited for serving banned shark fin soup
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.