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feds take 881 pound tuna to SELL ?!?!?!

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Wow! Think I'd be a little pissed.:mad::mad:

 

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — It's the big one that got taken away.

 

Massachusetts fishing boat owner Carlos Rafael was elated recently when one of his trawlers snared an 881-pound tuna.

 

The Standard-Times of New Bedford reports (http://*******/uczYap) the tuna was likely inadvertently snagged as Rafael's crew set a net to catch bottom-dwellers. Federal fishery enforcement agents seized the fish when the crew returned to port.

 

Rafael had tuna permits, but was told catching tuna with a net is illegal. They must instead be caught with hook and line.

 

A fish that big is hugely valuable — a 754pound tuna recently sold for nearly $396,000.

 

Rafael's fish will be sold overseas. He will likely get a warning and no share of the proceeds if regulators find a violation.

 

Rafael might give up his tuna permits, saying they're apparently worthless.

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we can do another thread here. sure. how do you guys feel about the gummit initiating all sorts of force?

 

now assume our friend here is an illegal. what would dingy say?

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Rules are hook & line, dragger tuna don't count.

 

There is also a harpoon fishery,and there IS a purse seine fishery,however,I guess this guy wasn't part of that.

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