At a seafood restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, a game warden and his K9 partner discovered about 381 entire shark fins and 29.2 pounds of frozen shark fins.
The complaint has not yet been submitted to the district attorney's office, according to Kevin Winters, one of two Texas Game Wardens who spotted the illegal fins on April 13.
"Some had already been peeled and were ready to be cooked for the soup," he explained.
Shark finning, or removing shark fins at sea and abandoning the rest of the shark, is prohibited in the United States, and selling shark fins is prohibited in Texas
According to Oceana, a marine conservation organisation, Texas imposed the restriction after the state "developed as a hub for shark fins."