We ran this story this morning. Good to know Wildlife officials are aware that this stuff is going on. OVERFISHING-CHARGES Prosecutors say yellow perch fishing exceeded quotas CLEVELAND (AP) - Prosecutors and state wildlife officials say they've broken up a scheme suspected of draining Lake Erie of yellow perch by fishing beyond quotas. Fourteen commercial fishermen, two fishing companies and three wholesalers have been indicted on charges that they exceeded their quotes for yellow perch in 2002 and 2003, then tried to cover it up. Police seized the fishermen's boats and nets yesterday, culminating an investigation that began more than a year ago. Prosecutors in Cleveland say the defendants are suspected of a scheme in which 600-thousand dollars worth of yellow perch was caught and sold in excess of the companies' fishing quotas. Each defendant could face three to 10 years in prison, plus a 20-thousand dollar fine, if convicted of racketeering. Companies convicted of racketeering can be fined up to 100-thousand dollars.