diver.net

Another Poacher Busted


Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ California Scuba Diving BBS ] [ FAQ ]

Posted by Patrick on July 27, 2012 at 21:17:04:

Illegal Lobster Haul Lands Man in Jail

Ten lobsters caught last week near the Santa Monica Pier, when not in season, were confiscated and returned back to the ocean and one man was arrested, the Santa Monica Police Department reported.

The lobsters were stuffed inside duffle bags belonging to the man, who was arrested on suspicion of violating the state Department of Fish and Game code, according to police Sgt. Richard Lewis.

Lewis said five of the lobsters were under-sized.

Lobster fishing season in California runs from early October to mid-March. A closed season and size restrictions have been in place since the early 1990s to protect a dwindling population.

Officers arrested Cory Joseph Nakano, 34, on suspicion of illegal possession of a lobster. He and Valerie Marie Godin, 21, were also booked on suspicion of illegal camping, Lewis said.

http://santamonica.patch.com/articles/illegal-lobster-haul-lands-man-in-jail



Follow Ups:


Name:
E-Mail:
Subject:
Message:
Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:
Optional Image URL:
Post Background Color: White     Black
Post Area Page Width: Normal   Full
You must type in the
scrambled text key to
the right.
This is required to
help prevent spam bots
from flooding this BBS.
capcha
Text Key:

      


diver.net