Illegal Fishing Ring Brought Down in Oregon – Arrests Made

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Arrests were made after two people were caught by Oregon State Police for their illegal fishing practices on the Columbia River, OR.

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Police noticed insufficient lighting along the river, at the Deschutes River Sanctuary, and discovered 85 Chinook salmon on board, along with one steelhead with a current market value of $3,500.

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The duo had used a 1,100-plus foot gillnet in the water, which exceeds state limitations of 800 feet. Gillnets are also prohibited in the Deschutes River Sanctuary.

Originally reported by katu.com