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Connecticut: Commercial Fisherman Sues State For False Prosecution

A prominent commercial fisherman from Guilford who was found not guilty earlier this year of poaching clams from another person’s state-leased shellfish bed is now suing the state inspectors who arrested him. Nicholas Crismale claims he was targeted by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection because of his criticism of that agency. Crismale is president of the Lobstermen’s Association of Connecticut and has accused the agency of failing to protect the Long Island Sound lobster fishery. Read the rest here 09:24