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Environmental Police seize 2 fishermen possessing 214 Black Sea Bass over the legal limit (MA Environmental Police, 6/3/15)

Jun 3

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6/3/2015 8:52 PM  RssIcon


Today, 6/3/2015, Environmental Police Officers were on patrol in Buzzards Bay near the entrance of the Cape Cod Canal. Officers came upon a vessel with two persons aboard, upon further inquiry it was determined that only one person aboard possessed a valid salt water fishing license. Officers also observed what appeared to be a large quantity of Black Sea Bass and suspected that the fisherman poss...essed over the legal limit of 8 Black Sea Bass. A subsequent check of the fish showed the fisherman possessed 214 Black Sea Bass over the legal limit, with 79 of those being undersized.

The fish and gear were seized and the two persons aboard will be summonsed to criminal court. The fish was donated to the Salvation Army in New Bedford.


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