Fishing crew cited by Coast Guard off South Carolina

February 25, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina fishing crew has received illegal fishing citations from the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard said in a news release that a boarding team issued the violations Thursday. The violations were issued east of Cape Romain, South Carolina, after the Coast Guard saw the crew set pots and retrieve them later in a prohibited area.

The Coast Guard found 800 pounds of illegally caught black sea bass onboard.

The 44-foot fishing vessel is based in Little River. The Coast Guard didn’t identify the names of the captain or others working on the ship.

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