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Fish Sniffing Dogs Trained to Catch Poachers [VIDEO]

Poachers catching fish out of season are facing the consequences thanks to the help of a few loyal canine police dogs.

Connecticut police are interested in preventative maintenance of an important resource, and so they’ve developed a new way to catch illegal poachers: canines.

Using dogs trained to sniff out and locate specific species of fish can help the Police Department prevent individuals selling these goods without a license.

Poachers caught by these dogs trained to smell out of season fish can face fines starting at $75.00.

The are dogs trained by the Connecticut Police Department and are used specifically to locate the following species of fish: trout, striped bass, and black fish.

WFSB 3 Connecticut

Fish Sniffing Dogs Trained to Catch Poachers [VIDEO]