3 charged in illegal freshwater turtle harvests

July 15, 2014 12:54 PM

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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - State wildlife officials have charged three men in central Florida with illegally harvesting, selling and buying 2,100 pounds of freshwater turtles.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission banned the commercial harvest of all native wild turtles in 2009, citing the overharvesting of turtles as food elsewhere in the world.

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