Re: NANFA-L-- FW: turtle poachers arrested in Alabama

Derek Parr (
Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:51:58 -0400

yea.. extrememly misleading... article doesn't even say what made the "illegal" ones
-derek parr
central NC wrote:
> I'm confused, if only 340 of about 7000 turtles were caught illegally
> that means that almost all of the money was also legal. This article is
> very much slanted and causes people who read it to think of a vast
> illegal network catching thousands of illegal turtles when in actuality
> only a few of the turtles were indeed illegal. I know the breeding of
> turtles for sale is legal and should be legal. I am appalled that 7000
> turtles could be caught legally by a few individuals but to insinuate
> that this was some kind of huge conspiracy is so misleading. Does anyone
> else on this list realize that we also catch fish, often for sale or
> trade, under laws that are often quite obscure or less than clear and
> that some of us, if not many of us, could be caught up in some sort of
> similar operation just for catching the small fish we all love so much?
> Michael Hissom (AKA Moon)
> Lower Cape Fear River, Waccamaw Lake and river system, and coastal salt
> water and brackish water estuaries in the same location. (South Eastern
> North Carolina)
> I have access to the only natural Ocean Shore Rock out cropping in
> Coastal NC
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