Cape Cod Herring Poacher Caught

On the morning of Saturday, May 18, a Massachusetts Environmental Police officer apprehended an individual actively taking herring from the Herring Brook Road area in Eastham, on Cape Cod.

The individual, who had been observed taking herring on several prior occasions during a coordinated surveillance operation with the Eastham Department of Natural Resources, was subsequently arrested and charged with multiple counts of illegally harvesting river herring. Additional charges may be pending.