November 21, 2018

Aquarium allegedly bought illegal sharks

KEY WEST, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) — Two officials with a non-profit aquarium in Idaho have been charged with illegally buying eagle rays and lemon sharks in the Florida Keys.

Ammon Covino, 39, and Christopher Conk, 40, the president and secretary of Idaho Aquarium, were indicted in November by a federal grand jury, reported.

The indictment on charges that include conspiracy was recently unsealed.

Covino and Conk were arrested in Idaho last week. They appeared before a magistrate there and were ordered to appear in court in Key West on March 15.

The two men allegedly