Several weeks ago, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management Enforcement Division, led by Chief Dean Hoxsie, former police chief and acting town manager of Narragansett, performed an operation called Operation Level Playing Field. This operation was to monitor and deter people coming from all over into our Rhode Island waters and catching our fish in abundance and selling the fish in different states, with no licensing or permission to do so. This risks our fish stocks and violates state and federal laws on many levels.
Chief Hoxsie, without being asked, started conducting these sweeps in
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