Marking the first time ever in the United States that defendants have been convicted of the felony theft of wildlife, father and son commercial perch fishermen Orville and Richard Stinson have pled guilty to fish theft and racketeering and will pay $160,000 in sanctions. They will also donate 250 pounds of perch fillets to a food kitchen and help in the prosecution of future fish-poaching cases. In his defense, Orville Stinson told to the judge: “They say we took tons [of illegal yellow perch]. But we sold that to someone. It’s good food, it’s not drugs.”