Ohio Woman Pleads Guilty to Illegally Selling Invasive Fish Species
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an Ohio woman pleaded guilty to Lacey Act violations for selling marbled crayfish (self-cloning crayfish) via interstate commerce. The species was recently classified as an injurious aquatic invasive species under state law.
According to court documents, Allison Spaulding, 46, knowingly sold marbled crayfish, Procambarus virginalis, in interstate commerce in violation of Ohio law. The marbled crayfish is considered a serious threat to aquatic biodiversity because of its high reproductive rate and the need for only one individual...
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