bonnethead74 year old Charles Jamison was charged on Friday with Felony Conspiracy, for taking Bonnethead sharks from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary without a federal license. If found guilty, the violation of the Lacy Act imposes up to 5 years in prison and fines up to $250,000.00, along with the loss of his boat and gear.  Bonnetheads are in popular demand on the aquarium market and can cost $350.00 or more. In the past couple of years there has been a crackdown on illegal trafficking of wildlife in the Keys. Earlier this year I wrote about the Idaho Aquarium Sentence. In this case Jamison has pleaded not guilty, it will probably be some time in the judicial system before we know more. MORE

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