RI Tautog Poacher Nabbed

Last week, officers with Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Law Enforcement boarded a recreational boat and found the owner and his crew in possession of 46 tautog, 41 of which were undersized

The poacher was charged with fisheries violations and the seized fish were donated to the Amos House in Providence.

The public is urged to report violations to the DEM’s 24-hour dispatch line at (401) 222-3070.