Thursday, November 23, 2006

The Coast Guard seized the catch of a scallop boat off the coast of Cape Cod last night that was allegedly picked up with illegal gear. The "Ocean Queen" was boarded about 100 miles off Chatham by a law enforcement team from the Coast Guard cutter "Dependable."Officials say the boat was going after Atlantic Sea Scallops with illegally configured dredges. In addition to seizing the catch that was valued at 29-thousand dollars, the Coast Guard escorted the boat into New Bedford this afternoon where they'll continue their investigation.

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