NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said they have confiscated a giant bluefin tuna that they say was caught illegally in the water off of Point Judith.
“The captain had a recently killed 113″ bluefin secured to his vessel,” The DEM said in a social media post.
“Officers determined that the captain had paying clients aboard his vessel and did not have the required state commercial fishing license and Rhode Island Charter/Party fishing permit to fish in RI state waters.”
The DEM took the fish and sold it to a licensed dealer.
They said the captain was issued a criminal summons for the alleged violations.
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