Striped Bass Detail - Nassau County - The Fisherman

Striped Bass Detail – Nassau County


ECOs Della Rocco, Pabes, Paschke, Perkins, Small, and DeRose, with K9 Cramer, conducted a night-time striped bass enforcement detail in Nassau County. Conditions for striped bass fishing were ideal that night with high tide scheduled for midnight, as well as a full moon. The ECOs split into teams starting at 11 p.m. and ending at 3 a.m., and set out to cover Roslyn, Manhasset Bay, and Centre Island. The Officers issued tickets in the three locations. In total, Officers seized 37 illegal striped bass amounting to 23 tickets issued for violations ranging from possession of undersized fish, over-the-limit fish, use of prohibited hooks, and failure to carry a marine registry. K9 Cramer also located two bags of illegal fish hidden by anglers. Seized fish that could not be returned to the water safely were donated to local animal rehabilitators.