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Ministry looking for owner of unattended gill nets

NEWS RELEASE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES ************************* The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry seeks the public’s help in identifying the individuals responsible for setting gill nets that were left unattended in Goulais Ba
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NEWS RELEASE

MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

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The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry seeks the public’s help in identifying the individuals responsible for setting gill nets that were left unattended in Goulais Bay on Lake Superior in November and December 2014.

Several gill nets set off the southern shore of Goulais Bay and left unattended since November were reported to the ministry.

Conservation officers with the Sault Ste. Marie and Northern Marine Enforcement units located and pulled the nets, which contained decomposing fish.

The nets were still properly set when found and were not adrift, but they had been left unattended.

The ministry hopes that the public can help to provide information leading to the individuals responsible for setting these nets.

If you have any information, please contact the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Probe underway as dead fish pulled from Goulais Bay (9 photos)