Long Island Sound Patrol - The Fisherman

Long Island Sound Patrol

Environmental conservation officers Tompkins and Helmeyer patrolled the Long Island Sound off the coast of Westchester County and checked six boats fishing on the water. During the checks, the Officers located 50 porgy less than the 10-inch minimum size and one out-of-season blackfish. Blackfish season on the Long Island Sound does not open until October 11. Officers issued six tickets to five individuals for possession of undersize fish and possession of fish during the closed season.

Approximately one month later on the Long Island Sound, patrols by ECOs Tompkins, Wamsley, Johnson, Read, and Franz resulted in several fishing violations. On September 4, the Officers patrolled Mamaroneck, Larchmont, and New Rochelle and observed anglers taking and keeping undersized and over-the limit fish, as well as fishing without a Marine Registry. The ECOs issued 29 citations for various violations and seized 54 undersized porgy. ECOs released several fish back into the water and donated the remainder to local wildlife rehabilitators.



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