Monday, February 11, 2008

Country Club Prison?

The San Marcos Daily Record is reporting that a Texas man has been indicted after allegedly dumping fertile grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) into several ponds at a country club in San Antonio. Grass carp can be legally imported into Texas (and indeed they sometimes are for use in the control of invasive aquatic plants) but only if they are sterile and are accompanied by the proper permits. The man apparently brought the fish across state lines from Arkansas and let them go in the ponds without the knowledge of the club's owners. If he is found guilty of all three counts of the indictment, he could receive as much as six years of jail time and $30,000 in fines.

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