East Hampton Trustees, Marine Patrol Call for Stiffer Penalties for Shellfish Poaching Amid Onslaught - 27 East

East Hampton Trustees, Marine Patrol Call for Stiffer Penalties for Shellfish Poaching Amid Onslaught

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Warnings abound at the edge of Georgica Pond about the rules for crabbing but East Hampton authorities say those illegally poaching crabs in the pond clearly know that what they are doing is illegal and have devised a network of schemes for avoiding capture or punishment even when caught.

Warnings abound at the edge of Georgica Pond about the rules for crabbing but East Hampton authorities say those illegally poaching crabs in the pond clearly know that what they are doing is illegal and have devised a network of schemes for avoiding capture or punishment even when caught.

A poacher being pursued by East Hampton Town Marine Patrol officers in Napeague Harbor in June abandoned this jug with a random assortment of shellfish scrounged from the bay bottom. All are illegal to harvest at night or to posses without a town shellfish permit.

A poacher being pursued by East Hampton Town Marine Patrol officers in Napeague Harbor in June abandoned this jug with a random assortment of shellfish scrounged from the bay bottom. All are illegal to harvest at night or to posses without a town shellfish permit.

authorMichael Wright on Sep 28, 2022
Members of the East Hampton Town Trustees and East Hampton Town Police Department Marine Patrol are calling for steeper fines and more serious criminal charges linked to the illegal harvesting... more

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