if this is what i think it is (authoritites busting some fisherman for selling their fish)......then i think its pretty stupid. itd be one thing if they were selling 5 fish per day and were actually commercial fisherman. but some guys selling a little fish to cover their trip? give me a break
ah, didnt know abt the mary e. i wish theyd say what the volume of the fish was. if we're talking 5 fish per week then yeah they should have a permit, but if we're talking a few fish per year then i think this is all quite silly.
Perkins Cove, Main is very beautiful place and the town is very crowded with tourists in Summer. It is common plactice local restaurants to buy fish from local fishermen, but when it involves in bluefin, it is totally different story. They got fined just buying a piece of meat, not the whole tuna.
Be careful to bring your catches to a restaurant to eat and give some to the restaurant. It is illegal too according to their definition.
The amazing thing is that this happened roughly 2 years ago and they just officially announced the fines a few weeks ago.