WPR News
9:01 am
Mon July 19, 2004

Game and Fish Drops Fine for Transporting Live Fish

Laramie, Wy – The state Game and Fish Department is now fining violators less for transporting live fish. Jeff Obrecht from the Department says they lowered the fine from 400 dollars to 60 dollars. He says this brings it in line with the severity of the violation. Obrecht also says regulators are more likely to cite violators with the new 60 dollar fine. And that's important because of the ongoing concern from the public about trout fisheries throughout Wyoming.
Anglers are expected to kill their catch before leaving the water because predatory species can have such a devastating effect on native fish populations.