Crackdown Uncovers 340 Pounds Of Fluke Hidden On Fishing Boat

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officers caught fishermen hiding fluke on their vessel, the DEC said. On Aug. 13, ECOs Chris Amato, Tim Fay, and Kait Grady patrolled Montauk Point for commercial fishing activity; when they checked a boat coming into Inlet Seafood after a six-day fishing trip, they found that the vessel crew had hidden 340 pounds of overage fluke in the fish hold behind empty boxes, the DEC said. The crew had also hidden a finned thresher shark, black sea bass, out of season, and several pounds of filleted fluke, black sea bas, and striped bass, the DEC said. click here to read the story 08:53