Vince Covino, a Boise, Idaho, resident, is a co-owner of both aquariums.
In a separate criminal proceeding, United States v. Ammon Covino, et al., Case No. 12-10020-CR-Martinez, Ammon Covino had been arrested on February 21, 2013, in connection with allegations that he engaged in conspiracy and various violations of the federal Lacey Act by purchasing and transporting wildlife from the Florida Keys to Idaho for exhibit at the Idaho Aquarium in Boise, Idaho. According to the charges, the wildlife included spotted eagle rays and lemon sharks, for which the required Florida licenses and permits were never acquired. Testimony established at trial that Ammon Covino had made the arrangements for the illegal purchases by emails, text messages, and telephone calls.
Management confirmed Covino is the brother of Ammon Covino. Ammon Covino was indicted in 2012 for conspiring to bring illegally harvested lemon sharks and spotted eagle rays to an aquarium in Boise, Idaho.
Seahorse and Coral at the Idaho Aquarium in Boise
Aquarium of Boise | Visit Idaho
The Aquarium of Boise is compliant with regulatory agencies, which include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Fish and Game, Idaho Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture's (APHIS program) and the Idaho Humane Society.The next time you head to Boise, ID, don't forget a dosage of culture within the walls of Idaho Aquarium. A cultural experience is waiting for you here so come on by today and enjoy something new and exciting.Located in , Idaho, the Aquarium of Boise strives to enhance the quality of life for all animals through education and inspiration. Helping visitors understand, care for, and conserve terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Visitors can explore more than 10,000 square feet of beautiful saltwater exhibits filled with over 250 different species of animals and marine life.The Aquarium of Boise is compliant with regulatory agencies, which include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Fish and Game, Idaho Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture's (APHIS program) and the Idaho Humane Society.The that built and operates the Aquarium of Boise was founded in 2008. After several attempts to find a location, the aquarium was built in a remodeled 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) in Boise. The aquarium opened to the public on December 16, 2011. It draws about 25,000 visitors per month, including school groups, community organizations, and visitors from across the states of Idaho, Utah, Washington, Oregon and California. It was opened as a work-in-progress, with some exhibits still unfinished, but continues to add more exhibits as time goes on. The aquarium was built with roughly $300,000 in small donations and season pass sales, daily admission sales, grants, fundraising, corporate and private parties.Thanks for taking the time to review the Aquarium of Boise Sandi. We appreciate your feedback!We are a small community non-profit aquarium that supports the Treasure Valley and surrounding Idaho. We make the most of our resources to provide students, families and visitors a...