IUU Fishing off Montauk Exposed as NY Fines Party Boat Taking Illegal Sea Bass and Dumping Fish
SEAFOODNEWs.COM [Newsday] By Mark Harrington - September 19, 2017
State marine enforcement officers issued eight tickets and 22 warnings last month after people aboard a party boat were spotted throwing “hundreds of pounds” of illegal fish overboard in Montauk Harbor, authorities said.
The boat was later found to have hundreds more undersized and over-the-limit fish — a combined 1,000 fish in all, authorities said last week.
The Department of Environmental Conservation, in an email, said a marine enforcement unit was patrolling Montauk Harbor ...
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