Florida: Notice issued for possession and attempted sale of sawfish rostrum
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ( FWC )
Division of Law Enforcement
April 3, 2015 thru April 9, 2015
SOUTH REGION A
Lieutenant Harp, Officers Ornold, Harris, Alford, Ariza, Investigators Rubio, Bingham and NMFS OLE Special Agent Maguire responded to an address in Ft. Lauderdale.
The response regarded a report of a subject in possession of a Sawfish Rostrum.
68B-44.008 Prohibited Species; Prohibition of Harvest, Landing, and Sale.
(1) No person shall harvest, possess, land, purchase, sell, or exchange any or any part of these species:
(aa) Largetooth sawfish (Pristis pristis).
(bb) Smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata).
It is reported the subject in possession of the rostrum was identified and negotiated the sale of the rostrum for $1,200 US currency. Subsequently, the subject was issued a Notice to Appear for the above violation. The sawfish rostrum was seized and placed in an approved FWC Evidence Facility.