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Asian carp seizure at Ambassador Bridge sees U.S. company fined $30,000

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A US company fined $30,000 for importing live Asian carp into Ontario. (The Windsor Star-Ministry of Natural Resources Handout)

An Indiana company pleaded guilty Thursday in Windsor of possessing live invasive Asian carp and has been fined $30,000.

The fish importing company Phoenix Fish Farms LLC  also had to forfeit to the Crown 1,179 kilograms of seized bighead and grass carp.

“If they ever purposefully or accidentally got released the consequences would be severe and we don’t want to get there,” Kevin Sprague, a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer with the Lake Erie enforcement unit, said Thursday.  more...



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