Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Fish Sticks

The Plain Dealer is reporting that a pet store owner from Ohio is getting back the four redline snakehead fish (Channa micropeltes) that he was caught with in April...but the fish have been frozen solid. Joe Schultz, proprietor of "Their World," was found guilty of illegally possessing the fish, and sentenced to six months' probation and community service (educating the public about the dangers of snakeheads). Joe's not happy, claiming that the species he had are tropical, and could not have survived in the cold waters of Lake Erie. Unfortunately for Joe, officials at the Ohio Division of Wildlife did not agree. The Ohio Wildlife Council banned the possession, import, or sale of live snakeheads in 2002.


Anonymous said...

are they ban in New Orleans?
mine just died 2 months ago. I'm willing to pay up to 250.00 for a new one.

Jenn said...

I recommend you check with a local pet store regarding which snakehead species are legal to sell or own in your state.