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Seven plead guilty to illegal Elver Eel trafficking

f91396d26f65019c_1366235402_9j-4aaqskSeven people pleaded guilty to federal charges of trafficking nearly $2 million worth of baby eels on the East Coast. The pleas took place between Tuesday and Thursday at federal court in Portland. Six pleaded guilty to selling or transporting illegally harvested elvers in interstate commerce. Elvers can only be fished commercially in Maine and South Carolina and are one of the country’s most lucrative fisheries on a by-the-pound basis. They are sold to Asia and used for sushi. The six who pleaded guilty to selling or transporting the elvers were Yarann Im, Mark Green, John Pinkham, Thomas Reno, Michael Bryant and George Anestis. Thomas Choi pleaded guilty to exporting elvers that he knew had been harvested illegally. The charges carry a maximum of five years in jail. link 08:30

Alleged poacher facing multiple charges

cape oyster poacherBARNSTABLE — A West Yarmouth man accused of poaching thousands of oysters from beds in Dennis and Barnstable last summer also faces a long list of other theft charges. Michael Bryant has several open cases in Barnstable District Court for check-forging, shoplifting and buying stolen merchandise. And on May 1, the 37-year-old was arraigned in Orleans District Court for poaching eels. Read more here  06:31


The Poacher and the Dirty Dealer Caper – Cape Cod Oyster theft case unveiled

Joe'sA West Yarmouth man has been indicted in the theft of more than $40,000 worth of oysters and equipment from beds off Dennis and Barnstable last summer. And a well-known Sandwich fish market owner pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of receiving stolen property in connection with the case. Read more here capecodonline.com 08:27