- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A Missoula-based film company has been cited for violating state fishing regulations and filming illegally in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says the company’s owners and an associate were fined a total of about $6,000 as part of a plea agreement involving 38 state and 11 federal citations.

The Daily Inter Lake reports (https://bit.ly/1WyRFP5 ) that Missoula Wild produced films that showed people illegally fishing for bull trout, a federally protected species.

State citations were issued for intentionally fishing for bull trout in closed waters, failing to immediately release bull trout and failing to report a bull trout on a Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bull Trout Catch Card.

The federal citations were for unlawful commercial filming on U.S. Forest Service lands without valid permits.

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Information from: Daily Inter Lake, https://www.dailyinterlake.com

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