Coast Guard reminds fishermen of Atlantic Striped Bass restrictions

Coast Guard reminds fishermen of Atlantic Striped Bass restrictions
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard reminds recreational, charter and commercial fishermen of the ongoing moratorium of Atlantic Striped Bass in the exclusive economic zone of the U.S., which includes all waters from three nautical miles offshore to 200 nautical miles. As the primary federal agency for at-sea enforcement of fisheries laws, the Coast Guard will be on patrol for those who choose to...

Coast Guard cites commercial fisherman for fishing in U.S. EEZ without permits

BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard in cooperation with the Massachusetts Environmental Police (MEP) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) conducted a boarding of a commercial fishing vessel in Nantucket, Mass., Aug. 25, 2010, and found the vessel did not have a required permit.