Policing the waters
One year after officers found miles of illegal nets filled with 12.6 tons of poached rockfish, they are back with some new weapons. Side-scan sonar will detect underwater nets and new laws that expand their authority. The commercial season, which began Jan. 3, runs through February. Read more here.
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Natural Resources Police Officer James Seward, left, checks the "Hooked Up" boat on the second day of the commercial striped bass season.