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