- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Utah wildlife officials are investigating after an illegal gill net was installed on the Provo River, killing more than 130 white bass.

KSL-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1RYQyUQ ) that the net was discovered on May 27 under a bridge where the river enters Utah Lake State Park. An angler had contacted wildlife offices after hooking the net with his line and finding it full of 132 dead fish.

The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources says the total loss makes the violation a third-degree felony.

Wildlife officer Sean Spencer says netting of any kind is prohibited in Utah as a means for the public to take fish.

The department is asking those with information about who is responsible for installing the net to come forward.


Information from: KSL-TV, https://www.ksl.com/

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