The man who was caught on video on Sept. 6 catching a muskie on the Detroit River, clubbing it, and tossing it back into the water has been charged.
It is not yet clear what the specific charges are. Mark Robbins, provincial enforcement specialist with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry enforcement branch said, “I can tell you that charges have been laid and the case is now before the courts. As you can appreciate this is all the information we are able to share at this point in time.”
In an earlier interview with Robbins he did confirm that it is an offence under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act for “someone to take a fish suitable for human consumption and abandon the fish, if its flesh may become unsuitable for human consumption.”
Here is the original video of the man, and the video interview he did with the Windsor Star giving his version of events.
WARNING: This video contains profane language.
This is the man’s interview with the Windsor Star.