Sport Boat Captain and Crew Busted by California Wardens

Posted: March 21, 2013  |  By: Ed Zieralski [UT San Diego]

Anglers aboard a passenger sportfishing boat and some others in private vessels probably were celebrating one of the best fishing days they ever had on the water last Sunday.

Unfortunately for the anglers, the day was too good to be true.

Whether you’re fishing from a private boat or a passenger sportfishing vessel, now is not the time to be caught in marine protected areas in California.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife marine wardens cited several boats, including one party boat, for fishing in marine protected areas and other protected waters near the Channel Islands on Sunday.

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