“NOAA Offers $20,000 Reward for Info on Injured Sawfish”

Wounded Sawfish

“NOAA Offers $20,000 Reward for Info on Injured Sawfish”

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA is offering a reward of US$20,000 (~€18,462) for information leading to the identification of the person(s) who injured and killed an endangered sawfish in the Florida Keys.

“We’re investigating the death of an endangered sawfish in the Florida Keys. After witnesses reported a struggling sawfish, NOAA Office of Law Enforcement officers and a [US Fish and Wildlife Service] refuge officer discovered the sawfish was missing its rostrum (the “saw” part of its nose). Officials believe it was removed between the evening of January 30 to the morning of January 31. We are offering a reward up to $20,000 for information about who injured the sawfish and/or removed the rostrum.”

NOAA encourages individuals to contact its Enforcement Hotline at (800) 853-1964. Although you can leave tips anonymously, to be eligible for the reward, you must provide your name and contact information, the agency advises.

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