Coast Guard seizes scallop boat off Chatham

November 22, 2006 Chatham, MA – The Coast Guard seized the catch of a scallop boat off the coast of Cape Cod last night that was allegedly picked up with illegal gear.

The “Ocean Queen” was boarded about 100 miles off Chatham by a law enforcement team from the cutter Dependable.

Officials say the boat was using illegally configured dredges to go after Atlantic Sea Scallops.

In addition to seizing the catch that was valued at 29,000 dollars, the Coast Guard escorted the boat into New Bedford this afternoon where they’ll continue their investigation.

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