Yarmouth DNR Blue Crab Enforcement Pinches Violators

Citation issued for undersized catch...
Undersized blue crabs seized during a Yarmouth DNR enforcement action (YDNR photo)

From the Yarmouth Division of Natural Resources:

On Wednesday at approximately 2220hrs a Yarmouth DNR Law Enforcement Officer conducting enhanced blue crab enforcement in the area of crab creek observed a large group of individuals crabbing. 

That officer stationed himself and awaited those individuals to exit the water to inspect their catch.

The officer encountered several individuals and advised them he was going to inspect their catch. Two male parties advised the officer they were the only ones catching blue crab. Those parties were identified and it was determined one was from Georgia and one from Maryland.

The YDNR officer conducted an inspection of their catch to determine if undersized or egg bearing blue crab were present. During his investigation and inspection multiple undersized crab were discovered. That crab was seized. 

Due to the multiple violations, a citation was issued for possession of undersized catch (blue crab). 

Yarmouth DNR reminds visitors and residents alike, your natural resources will only last as long as populations are sustained and resources used responsibly. Sustainability of your resources is directly affected by your adherence to regulations set forth by the state.

(Yarmouth DNR thanks Yarmouth Police Dept. for assisting on scene)

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