The Fish Tank Trade – Man sells 74 baby sharks caught in Florida waters – NMFS ain’t screwing around with these guys.

Dean Trinh, 43, of Milpitas, Calif., just north of San Jose, faces 30 years in prison if convicted on five counts of illegal purchase and sale of sharks (he allegedly didn’t have a permit) and one count of conspiracy, according to federal court records. Trinh was also indicted federally on May 23 in California in a similar case involving protected leopard sharks. In both cases, Trinh is accused of using his business, AquatopUSA, to sell the fish for display in aquariums. More cases.  [email protected]

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