09 April 2015

• Poachers: CTDEEP’s Dogs Will Sniff You Out

”Officials from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are enlisting dogs to help sniff out illegally caught fish.

”DEEP says three of its Environmental Conservation Police officers and their Labrador Retriever partners have received three weeks of special training from a state police K-9 unit….

"The dogs… have been trained to search on vessels, under rocks, and in other places where illegally taken fish could be hidden. Specifically, the dogs will be trained to detect certain sport fish species commonly caught, such as trout and striped bass."

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