Manitoulin fishery loses thousands after nets cut
OPP reviewing video evidence after launching 'major investigation,' according to press release
Posted: Aug 22, 2012 3:42 PM ET
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2012 3:48 PM ET
Some cut fish nets on Manitoulin Island have cost a fishery about $200,000 in losses to its business — and the OPP are investigating.
For the second time since the end of July, someone cut the nets belonging to Cold Water Fisheries just north of Little Current, Manitoulin provincial police said.
In the first instance, 25,000 rainbow trout were lost into the North Channel, worth an estimated $140,000.
On Wednesday morning another net was cut, releasing another 10,000 fish worth about $60,000.
OPP said they are now reviewing video evidence of the crimes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Manitoulin OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Rainbow District Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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