Jones Inlet Boat Patrol - The Fisherman

Jones Inlet Boat Patrol

On June 14, ECOs Pabes and Kochanowski conducted a boat patrol of Jones Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean in Nassau County. Throughout the day, ECOs conducted multiple recreational and commercial fishing checks of American lobster, black sea bass, summer flounder, bluefin tuna, and thresher shark. ECOs issued tickets for undersized summer flounder and out-of-season black sea bass. A case involving the possession of the thresher shark is being turned over to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration for potential federal violations. As a reminder, all anglers are required to obtain a federal Atlantic Highly Migratory Species permit to fish for shark, tuna, and swordfish.