Police: Happy Valley woman sold shark fins in Portland
A Happy Valley woman has been arrested after state troopers and the feds investigated — and found out she was allegedly selling dried shark fins out of a shop in Southeast Portland.
Agnes Jinhong Yu, 52, has been charged with unlawful distribution of shark fin, which is a misdemeanor, following an investigation by the Fish & Wildlife division of the Oregon State Police. Agents from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assisted in the criminal probe as well.
Police allege that Yu sold the fins at Wing Ming Herbs, 2738 S.E. 82nd Ave., in Portland.
State lawmakers banned selling, trading or even possessing shark fins in 2011. The global trade for shark fins consumes about 100 million sharks each year.
Yu has no pre-existing criminal record in Oregon other than a 2008 citation for speeding, according to court files.
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