View Full Version : Multi-million dollar marine life contraband ring busted by the Florida Fish and Wildl

11-14-2008, 09:55 PM
In the news today:

Multi-million dollar marine life contraband ring busted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission


Wild Turkey
11-14-2008, 10:24 PM
" They are also suspected of having sold bait fish and bait shrimp as food for human consumption."

Ugh. Disgusting i hope the justice system gives them a serious spanking

11-15-2008, 03:22 AM
gezzz thats preaty bad imagen how many shrimp were sold if that how much they made off of them

11-15-2008, 02:03 PM
I am glad to hear that was shut down.
I love shrimp!
I hope none of them are members here.

11-15-2008, 02:21 PM
Amazing what people will do to make a buck, huh? Pay attention and you will see junk like this in the news every day. Makes me sick.

The Wedge
11-15-2008, 03:52 PM
There is someone out here that said he could get me a blue-ringed octopus and all sorts of venomous illegal creatures for a marine tank. I just looked at him like...what are you smokin'. Then walked away. I believe there are some bad people in the hobby (if you want to call it a hobby for them at this point) that know it will bring them money. People who buy endangered or illegal organisms are douche bags. Except of coarse unless they are working for a conservation organization trying to save it by controlled means...my 2 cents.

11-16-2008, 08:43 AM
That is a shame that they are doing that.
I hope they get a good raking over the coals by the law.


Lady Hobbs
11-16-2008, 10:30 AM
Goes to show how long they get away with this stuff before they get caught.

11-16-2008, 11:55 AM
$600 000 off of shrimp alone?

Wow, the effects that must have had on the surrounding ecosystem, terrible.