New York Seafood Wholesalers Arrested
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) last week arrested the owners of NK Seafood Group, a Brooklyn-based seafood wholesaler, on felony charges for the alleged illegal sale of more than $4,000 worth of seafood.
On three separate occasions, law enforcement officers seized illegal seafood from the company's warehouse, including untagged surf clams; lobsters, blackfish and fluke shorter than the legal size limit; untagged razor clams; and snapping turtles, which were illegal to sell in New York at the time they were seized.
NK Seafood co-owner Dominick Ho was charged with one count of felony illegal commercialization of fish and wildlife. Co-owner Paul Yang was charged with two counts of felony and one count of misdemeanor-level illegal commercialization of fish and wildlife.
The company was also charged with two counts of felony-level and one count of misdemeanor-level illegal commercialization of fish and wildlife.
The defendants face thousands of dollars in fines and could be sentenced to up to four years in jail if convicted of the felonies, according to the DEC.