Dutch Harbor Company Purchases Confiscated Catch for Bait

A Dutch Harbor company has purchased the roughly 30 tons of squid and 30 shark carcasses that authorities confiscated from the Bangun Perkasa, a vessel suspected of illegal fishing.

NOAA Fisheries spokeswoman Julie Speegle didn’t immediately know the name of the company nor the amount of the winning bid.

Speegle said the catch is not for human consumption and will be used as bait.