Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

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Michigan DNR seeks charges in Delta Co. fishing operation

Traverse City, Mich. (AP) — State wildlife officers say they
will seek charges against six Delta County men accused of running
an illegal commercial fishing operation on Lake Michigan’s Little
Bay de Noc.

Department of Natural Resources law enforcement chief Gary
Hagler said Tuesday more than 20,000 pounds of walleye may have
been taken illegally from the bay in the past two months.

Conservation officers last week seized 256 pounds of walleye
that had been snagged in nets planted in the bay. They also removed
1,200 feet of illegally set gill netting.

Hagler says investigators became suspicious when a DNR
conservation officer noted that an unusually high number of walleye
were being sold on the wholesale market during the past several
winters.

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