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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

April 12, 2009 at 12:15 AM

Three poachers busted on the Seattle waterfront with 39 rockfish

Each time someone gets busted for poaching, I always wonder how many other fishing outlaws are getting away with it, and hurting a resource that is already near rock bottom in Puget Sound and other waterways around Washington.

State Fish and Wildlife enforcement officer Erik Olson ponders that same question each time he busts someone, and you can get an idea about how tough his job is by reading my Sunday outdoor notebook column. Let me know your feelings on this matter because these kinds of incidents happen more than you think.

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