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Harvested Paddlefish in Boat

OPERATION ROADHOUSE -- COLORADO MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGALLY TRAFFICKING IN PADDLEFISH

MDC is sharing this information as a partner courtesy to the Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

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Swimming paddlefish, viewed from left.

Paddlefish

A long paddle-shaped snout and a sharklike body characterize this Jurassic-era fish.

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illustration of big, long-nosed fish

Paddlefish

Polyodon spathula
This unusual fish is Missouri’s officially designated aquatic animal. Like a small shark, it nearly lacks scales and has a cartilaginous skeleton; like a baleen whale, it filters its dinner from the water—but no other fish on our continent has a paddle for a snout!

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A snagger rears back on his stout fishing rod, hoping to hook a hefty spoonbill.

Paddlefish Action

A snagger rears back on his stout fishing rod, hoping to hook a hefty spoonbill.

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Paddlefish Caviar Jars

Paddlefish Caviar Jars

MDC and USFWS undercover paddlefish-poaching investigation revealed these jars of processed paddlefish eggs to be used as caviar.

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Paddlefish Caviar Processing

Paddlefish Caviar Processing

MDC and USFWS undercover paddlefish-poaching investigation revealed paddlefish eggs being processed into caviar.

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Paddlefish Eggs From MDC Hatchery

Paddlefish Eggs From MDC Hatchery

Paddlefish eggs from Missouri Department of Conservation fish hatchery operations.

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