Environmental Police Seize 384 Pounds of Black Sea Bass in Harwich

Individual was criminally summonsed...
Catch of black sea bass seized by Environmental Police at Wychmere Harbor on Saturday. (MEP photo)

From the Mass Environmental Police (verbatim):

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, an Officer on patrol in the vicinity of Wychmere Harbor in Harwich observed an individual loading fish pots into the rear of a pickup truck. Further inspection found the individual, who was commercially permitted, to be in possession of 384 pounds of black sea bass on a closed commercial fishing day. The entire catch was seized and the individual was criminally summonsed for failure to display catch, landing black sea bass on a closed commercial day, and over the limit possession of black sea bass.

For information regarding saltwater fishing regulations, visit https://www.mass.gov/marine-fisheries-regulations

To report poaching, please contact MEP Dispatch at 1-800-632-8075. Violations can also be reported online at http://bit.ly/MEPReport


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