State wildlife investigators announced Tuesday that they've wrapped up a two-year investigation targeting what they say is a criminal conspiracy in the spiny lobster fishing industry.
Lobster is Florida's most valuable commercial fishery, with landings usually worth more than $40 million a year.
Investigators went undercover and conducted surveillance in what they called "Operation Thimblerig." Thimblerig is another term for shell game.
Three people face felony charges including racketeering, fraud and identity theft.