Norfolk Commercial fisherman sentenced for illegal fishing

Commercial fisherman Bi Chao Chen on Tuesday was sentenced on seven of eight charges filed in February revolving around an illegal fishing operation in a section of the Elizabeth River known as The Cove. Chen, of Norfolk, pled guilty in July to eight misdemeanors – gill nets exceeding the legal length, improperly marked gill nets, operating a boat with no navigational lights, a vessel with no lights at night, red drum over the limit, oversized red drum, possession of oversized red drum and over the commercial limit for speckled trout. Read the rest here 13:25

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