Yesterday while on a National Marine Fisheries Service boat patrol Environmental Police Officers from DEM’s Division of Law Enforcement boarded what they thought was a recreational fishing vessel. During the boarding officers discovered that the operator and only occupant of the vessel possessed a MA commercial fishing license.
The operator was also in possession of 27 tautog, 22 of which were found to be undersized. All 27 fish were seized and donated to the Amos House in Providence. The poacher was charged with exceeding the daily limit of Tautog and possession of undersized Tautog.
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