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  • Bill Cat

    With intent to distribute?

  • Anonymous

    Fines will send a message.
    As well as forfeiture of licenses and boat.
    This was not just one isolated “ooops” incident.
    Father and son had planned it all out.
    Bad Daddy,Bad boy.

  • Anonymous

    Just kinda wondering why it’s just now made the news? Really surprised this is the first i heard of it considering i know both of them.

    “More than 400 of the illegal lobsters were discovered during a Nov. 21 inspection, by Marine Patrol Specialist Matthew Talbot and Marine Patrol Officer Wesley Dean, of Curtis’ vessel North Star.”

  • Anonymous

    Greed. I would like to have seen their faces when they were approached by the Matine Patrol. Hope they had Depends on.

  • Anonymous

    “Considering suspension” ?????? Any thing less then a lifetime ban is no justice for the entire industry! Its time people are held accountable !

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      I agree. If they had three or four undersized or berried, then I say give ’em a fine and hope it drives home the point to check their lobsters closer. This was pure greed with no regard for the lobster stocks or any other fisherman. A blatant violation like this calls for more than the standard 3 year loss of license.

  • Anonymous

    Hang em high! I hope some weak judge doesn’t give them a $50 fine & set them free. Take their boat & all they have. Maine needs the $$$!

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