DEC tickets 60 Hudson River watershed anglers
Jul 13, 2014 12:03 am
[caption width="250" align="alignright"] A walleye, from DEC website.[/caption]The Daily Freeman reports that the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) checked more than 400 anglers in the Hudson River watershed this spring and ticketed 60 of them for fishing-related violations. “Operation River Run,” the DEC announced July 10, went into effect with the spring migrations of walleye, striped bass, shad, herring, young eels and other fish species in the Hudson watershed. Most violations were for fishing without a freshwater or marine license, or catching more than the limit of striped bass or herring. The DEC also reported that the illegal taking of young eels, also called glass eels or elvers, has increased in the past few years due to the large demand for them from Asia. The department said officers used unmarked and marked vehicles and boats to search areas known for problematic activity. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.