Grandfather of Eel Fishing Sentenced for Illegally Trafficking American Eels

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Friday, May 11, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
5
Abstract: 

On May 3, 2018, U.S. District Judge Jon Levy in Portland, Maine sentenced William Sheldon to six months in prison followed by three years supervised release for trafficking juvenile American eels, also called “elvers” or “glass eels,” in violation of the Lacey Act.