View Full Version : Shark suspects busted

02-09-2006, 11:07 PM
Shark suspects busted
Ring accused of poaching sold fish to Monterey Bay Aquarium

The pastor of a San Leandro church and five other San Francisco Bay Area residents have been accused of poaching and illegally selling hundreds of juvenile leopard sharks.

Seven of 19 baby leopard sharks confiscated during the investigation died, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The dozen sharks that survived were sent in the summer of 2004 to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where three are still on exhibit. Nine were released into the bay.

More... (http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/13828842.htm)

02-09-2006, 11:22 PM
bad title line though... they wew not actually sold to the aquarium they were given to them to take care of....

that really tweaks me. 1/ that people do that in my backyard and 2. that the reporter and newspaper woudl word it in a way that makes the aquarium look bad.

02-13-2006, 02:21 PM
Whoa that's crazy. All those bay area LFS I've heard of. Too bad they had to go violate the law.