Tag Archives: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

Turning turtle: seafood supplier pleads guilty to illegal importation of protected turtles

Environment Canada reports that Mr. Jie Hua Shen, of Toronto, Ontario, owner of Marine Seafood Inc., was ordered to pay $25,000 in the Ontario Court of Justice, after pleading guilty on March 24, 2016, to the illegal importation of Florida … Continue reading

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Endangered species conviction for unlawful import of exotic leather goods

Environment Canada reports that Mr. Khoa Tran Boa Le, of North York, Ontario, was fined $10,000 during proceedings at the Ontario Provincial courthouse in Mississauga on February 3, 2016. Mr. Le was found guilty of importing, without a permit, leather products … Continue reading

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Alaskan outfitter faces bans, $20,000 fine and forfeiture of trophies

Environment Canada reports that, on May 8, 2015, an outfitter was fined $20,000 in Yukon Territorial Court after pleading guilty to illegally importing and exporting wildlife, which are offences under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial … Continue reading

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Reptile smuggling nets six-month conditional sentence and $5000 fine

Cornwall resident convicted under federal wildlife legislation February 17, 2014 – Cornwall, Ontario – Environment Canada Stephen Malcolm Shillingford, of Cornwall, Ontario, was convicted in the Ontario Court of Justice on February 10, 2014, for illegally importing reptiles, listed under … Continue reading

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Illegal Importation of Reptiles Nets Jail Time and Fines

CORNWALL, Ontario. – Dennis Day of Cobden, Ontario, was sentenced on November 5 in the Ontario Court of Justice after pleading guilty on July 23, 2013 to two counts of violating federal laws regulating the import of reptiles. Mr. Day … Continue reading

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