Although this is not aquarium trade related, I think it shows that Fish and Wildlife is taking protection of our (and other countries) resources seriously...
"Dozens of state Fish and Wildlife officers fanned out to seafood retailers, wholesalers and exporters late last week. It was a coordinated West Coast sweep. The cops were looking for mislabeled fish, poached product and banned seafood. Correspondent Tom Banse reports if you're a fish consumer, the results are mostly encouraging.full article
Fisheries officers in Oregon, Washington and California say they planned this emphasis to send a deterrence message... especially towards poachers or unscrupulous dealers who might get the idea to launder illegally caught seafood by crossing state lines. Washington State Fish and Wildlife police sergeant Erik Olson was also on the lookout for shark fins. All three West Coast states banned trade in the Asian delicacy last year as a conservation measure."
What do you guys think?