Minn. angler accused of keeping more than 400 sunfish, crappies

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: May 29, 2012 - 9:21 PM

A fisherman faces thousands of dollars in penalties and the confiscation of his boat and other gear for allegedly taking hundreds of panfish over the legal limit.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says a conservation officer confronted 39-year-old Chien Van Tran of Otsego on Pelican Lake in Wright County on April 4. The officer found 134 sunfish and 19 crappies on his boat, and more in a freezer in his home, for a total of 413 sunfish and 30 crappies over the legal limit. Minnesota's daily and possession limits are 20 sunfish and 10 crappies.

The DNR says Tran faces as much as a $3,000 fine, a year in jail, $2,015 in restitution, plus the loss of his fishing privileges for three years.

Tran does not have a listed phone number.

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