MILWAUKEE - A Wisconsin company that processes Great Lakes fish for sale worldwide has been caught up in a federal investigation into the illegal trafficking of lake trout, lake sturgeon, whitefish and walleye.
Court records show U.S. Fish and Wildlife agents set up a fake fish store in L'Anse, Michigan, recorded conversations, and raided Dan's Fish in the northeastern Wisconsin city of Sturgeon Bay in Door County.
No criminal charges have been filed, but search warrants served as part of the investigation were recently unsealed.
Kaye Hooker of the U.S. attorney's office for Michigan's Western District says several federal, state and tribal authorities are working "to maintain and safeguard a healthy fishery" but declined to comment further.
An attorney for Dan's Fish declined to comment.
|Story By: Associated Press