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Fishermen or Divers? Dive Boat or Fishing Vessel? – Four Fishermen Face Felony Charges for Spearing Striped Bass

In late August, the Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) were on a routine patrol from Shinnecock to Fishers Island when they observed three divers with spear guns in hand boarding the fishing vessel Sea Spearit at Valiant Rock in a shallow area East of Gull Island. Upon boarding the vessel, operated by Christopher R. Miller of Montauk, the ECOs found both tagged striped bass and untagged striped bass in coolers. Some of the tagged fish bore the tags belonging to Mr. Miller; others were tagged with tags belonging to Mr. Miller’s sister, Tanya J. Miller, who was not present on the ship. [email protected] 14:21