The story of two fishermen recently arrested for catching more striped bass than is legally permissible while fishing off Block Island shines a light on the importance of conservation, and following the rules. The fishermen caught 38 striped bass with a total weight of 1,054 pounds with the intent of selling them in Massachusetts, which is prohibited.
As part of a sting operation, environmental police officers from the R.I. Department of Environmental Management arrested two Rhode Island-based commercial fishermen on August 21. The men, charged with 37 counts of exceeding the daily limit, and 38
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