Illegal caviar operation leads to prison time
American paddlefish swimming with pallid sturgeon. Photo by Ryan Hagerty/USFWS.
A joint undercover investigation into the illegal commercialization of paddlefish has resulted in one violator being sentenced to two years in prison. We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service want to thank our law enforcement colleagues with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for spearheading this case. This undercover operation involved law enforcement professionals from four states and took several years to complete in support of paddlefish conservation.
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