Illegal Catch: Massachusetts Lobster Poachers Charged

BEVERLY, MA – You can call it the “Illegalist Catch” after a lobster boat docked in Beverly was caught taking in illegal and undersized lobsters.¬† ¬†The Massachusetts¬† Environmental Police were tipped off by a concerned citizen who witnessed the unloading. On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Massachusetts Environmental Police Officers, responding to a tip from a concerned citizen, conducted surveillance of lobster boats offloading their catch at a facility in Beverly. Officers subsequently conducted an inspection of the lobster crates they had observed being offloaded. The first lobster measured was found to be undersized; after finding several violations within the first … Continue reading Illegal Catch: Massachusetts Lobster Poachers Charged