Officers Increase Enforcement Efforts of Caviar Regulations Created by kmiller on 11/14/2013 12:36:42 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (WOWO): Law enforcement officers in Indiana and Illinois are upping their enforcement efforts of domestic caviar regulations since the beginning of the Wabash River shovelnose sturgeon season. Shovelnose sturgeons are fish sought after for their eggs. 13 people from the two states have been arrested, cited, or warned for commercial fishing violations in the past year. Craig Jansen, Big Rivers Assistant Fisheries Biologist of the Indiana DNR, says “The Wabash River population of shovelnose sturgeon is one of the last commercially exploited sturgeon populations in the world, therefore, strict enforcement of regulations are necessary to ensure proper management while allowing a sustainable harvest.” You can find more information on commercial fishing regulations by going to www.in.gov/dnr or www.dnr.state.il.us.