Man Faces Charges for Unlawful Possession of Dozens of Black Sea Bass

The vessel operator was placed under arrest in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts

A man faces charges after he was found to be in unlawful possession of black sea bass in Massachusetts.

On Wednesday, a Environmental Police Lieutenant received a call from the Mattapoisett Harbormaster regarding an individual at their boat ramp in possession of the fish.

Currently both the recreational and the commercial season for black sea bass are closed.

An inspection of the vessel yielded several totes and coolers, as well as an interior deck compartment, containing black sea bass.

When the season is open, there is a limit of five black sea bass per person with a minimum size of 15 inches. It was determined the man had a total of 153 black sea bass, of which 75 were under the legal limit.

The vessel operator was placed under arrest.

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