- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Utah officials say an illegal net placed in the Provo River killed more than 130 white bass.

KSL-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1RYQyUQ ) that the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources says an angler discovered the net on May 27 under a bridge where the river enters Utah Lake State Park. They say the angler hooked the net with his line and says it was full of fish.

The department said in a statement that 132 dead bass were in the net and more came loose and were washed downstream, resulting in a loss high enough to be a felony.

Wildlife officer Sean Spencer says netting of any kind is illegal for members of the public in Utah.

Wildlife officers have been watching the area but have not identified those responsible for the net.


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



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