DEC: Charter boat crew caught dumping illegal fish in Montauk Harbor – New York News

Officers from the Department of Environmental Conservation, marine enforcement unit, display coolers containing fish that were being tossed overboard in Montauk Harbor. (Credit: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)


State marine enforcement officers issued eight tickets and 22 warnings last month after a charter boat crew was spotted throwing “hundreds of pounds” of illegal fish overboard in Montauk Harbor, authorities said.

The boat was later found to have hundreds more undersized and over-the-limit fish — a combined 1,000 fish in all, authorities said last week.

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