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Ohio man fined $19K for Lake Puckaway fish kill


GREEN LAKE (AP) -- An Ohio man has been fined more than $19,000 for killing more than 3,000 walleye, northern pike and catfish in Lake Puckaway.

Timothy Smith pleaded no contest to charges, including a felony fishing violation.

In exchange, the judge didn't order prison Friday, but revoked Smith's hunting and fishing privileges for three years.

His attorney Kirk Everson said the state Department of Natural Resources hired Smith to kill carp, but his nets caught everything last November.

WLUK-TV in Green Bay reports that Smith's crew tried to save some fish, but couldn't get them out of the nets fast enough.

DNR Warden Nate Ackerman says the incident left 1.3 miles of dead fish on the south shore alone.

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