Massachusetts Environmental Police Arrest Repeat Offender of Illegal Landing of Undersized Lobsters
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - November 6, 2018
On Friday Massachusetts Environmental Police arrested Gloucester fisherman James Santapaola Jr. for illegally landing undersized lobsters. According to officers who were conducting an investigation into illegal lobster fishing in state and federal waters, Santapaola’s 600-lb lobster catch included “dozens of undersized, oversized and illegally mutilated lobsters.” Specifically, officers found 28 undersized, 3 oversized and 16 illegally v-notched lobsters.
This is not Santapaola’s first arrest for landing illegal lobsters. According to the Gloucester Daily Times the Gloucester fisherman committed a ...
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