Illegal Charter Boat - Bronx County - The Fisherman

Illegal Charter Boat – Bronx County

On June 5, ECOs Currey and Michalet followed up on complaints about an unlicensed party boat operating out of the Bronx and observed the suspected vessel captain operating an illegal fishing trip with three fares on board. DEC contacted the U.S. Coast Guard at Kings Point to assist with the response. A search of the boat resulted in the captain admitting he unlawfully received payments for fishing trips. The Officers ticketed the subject for operation of an unlicensed party/charter boat, returnable to Bronx Criminal Court; the U.S. Coast Guard also issued a citation. Unlicensed charters often lack the proper license exams and inspections that ensure passengers and crew members are safe.