Tag Archives: Environmental Police

Regulations bar three boats from unloading catch in New Bedford

AR-160119723.jpg&MaxW=650&MaxH=650Three New Bedford-based fishing boats were barred from unloading their catch in the city Wednesday because the fish were caught on North Carolina quota that cannot be transferred to New Bedford. Two boats owned by Carlos Rafael and one owned by Mark Bergeron of Bergie’s Seafood Inc. of New Bedford idled at the dock while they tried to budge state environmental police, who are following the regulations that say only a vessel breakdown or crew injury qualify a boat to go to an alternative harbor and unload. Read the article here 07:34

Local Authorities Should Help With Fisheries Enforcement

Now, all of this talk about sea bass, scup, and surf clams got me thinking about striped bass, and I cannot remember for the life of me when the last time an article was written in a Cape Cod paper about illegal possession of stripers, both in terms of bag limit or minimum size, by either recreational or commercial anglers. It’s pretty well known that schools of striped bass are regularly encountered on the tuna grounds east of Chatham and on Stellwagen Bank, and there is a vocal group of anglers who believe that the prohibition on fishing,,, Read the rest here 15:47

State cops, NOAA nab Gloucester seafood haulers for violations

Massachusetts State Police, Environmental Police and NOAA Fisheries law enforcement, said they found 17 violations and took two trucks out of service Wednesday in a surprise Gloucester sweep of seafood-hauling vehicles. “Additionally, Environmental Police officers found untagged shellfish, fish under the legal size limit and a V-notched lobster, which is prohibited from being harvested,” Police would not release the names of either the trucking companies cited or the processors or harvesters that committed the fishing violations,,, Read the rest here 13:45