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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Feb 21, 2013
Location: Portland, Oregon

Animal: Manta Ray, Shark
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Portland Aquarium

Category: Legal/illegal issue
Species: Marine

Summary: Ammon Covino, the co-owner of the Portland Aquarium and president of the ID Aquarium, was arrested on charges of illegally harvesting marine mammals (eagle rays and lemon sharks) without proper permits. Christopher Conk, secretary of ID Aquarium was also arrested on identical charges. If convicted under the Lacy Act,they face up to five years in prison on each count.

Source: Oregon Live.com

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