CT Striped Bass Poacher Nabbed
June 18, 2011
Boston.com: A Connecticut man is facing federal charges of trafficking and falsifying records for illegally harvested Atlantic striped bass.
An indictment filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Boston says Daniel Birkbeck harvested striped bass in Rhode Island waters after the state commercial fishing season closed.
The indictment says the 46-year-old, a licensed commercial fisherman in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, then transported those fish to a fish dealer in Massachusetts for sale during the 2009 and 2010 commercial fishing seasons.
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