Did anybody really think this wasn't going on? They busted three fish houses in NC for the illegal sale of red drum. They underreported and/or didn't the number of reds they were selling. There is a thriving black market for these fish as they are highly sought after in restaurants in Texas and Louisiana (where I was offered NC red drum as a dinner entree in New Orleans). These kind of investigations need to continue as the only way to stop the illegal catching of reds is to stop the illegal trade of red drum.