Man ticketed for branding several sharks

FILE PHOTO:  The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has ticketed a man for branding several sharks. (Photo: Pixabay)

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FILE PHOTO: The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has ticketed a man for branding several sharks. (Photo: Pixabay)

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has ticketed a man for branding several sharks.

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Investigators said the agency's Marine Division began catching sharks that appeared to be marked with a symbol near Dewees Island and Isle of Palms.

Branding sharks, or any saltwater fish, is against South Carolina law. Offenders can face a fine up to $200 and 30 days in jail.

The department said the man was cooperative when confronted and may have been unaware that his actions were illegal.

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