Short Fish Under The Bridge - The Fisherman

Short Fish Under The Bridge

Environmental Conservation Officers Dickson and Perkins conducted a marine fishing enforcement on the south shore of Long Island. During their patrol, the Officers checked a popular fishing spot underneath a bridge off the Robert Moses Causeway. While checking the rocky edges of the canal, the ECOs observed two individuals fishing off the shore. The Officers interviewed the individuals and discovered an orange bucket with five small black sea bass. The ECOs continued to investigate and found a cooler in the passenger vehicle containing 16 small black sea bass. They measured the 21 black sea bass and found the largest fish to be only seven inches. The individuals were issued tickets for possession of over the legal limit of three black sea bass, possession of undersized black sea bass, and failure to possess a valid Marine Fishing Registry.