Two Arrested For Illegally Harvesting Queen Conchs: Deputies

All 40 conchs were alive and returned to the water

Monday, Oct 22, 2012  |  Updated 8:54 PM EDT
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Two people were arrested in Islamorada after deputies said they were found with 40 queen conchs they illegally harvested.

George Galiszewski, 48, and Elena McGrane, 43, both of Miami, were arrested Saturday and face 20 counts of possession of queen conchs, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

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Deputies said a tipster alerted them to the Day’s Inn in Islamorada, where the caller said a group of people came in to a dock with a “large number of queen conch.”

After questioning by deputy Nelson Sanchez, who intercepted the pair at the hotel, both admitted to harvesting the animal, the sheriff’s office said.

The conchs, where were found alive, were returned to the water.

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