Southold bay constables issue tickets, remove beachgoers

08/31/2014 6:01 PM |
A lone fisherman casts from the pier at Breakwater Beach in Mattituck. (Credit: Suffolk Times, file)

A lone fisherman casts from the pier at Breakwater Beach in Mattituck. (Credit: Suffolk Times, file)

Southold Town bay constables took to the beaches of the Long Island Sound Sunday morning in search of fishermen keeping protected fish, among other violations.

Constables checked the goods of more than 60 fishermen along the shoreline from Orient to Mattituck. In all, 14 Environmental Conservation Law violations were issued to anglers found taking undersized or out-of-season fish.

The patrols also resulted in 40 people being removed from beach areas for various reasons, such as being on private property.

The names of those ticketed were not provided by police.

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