28 May 2015

• New York: Want To Go To Jail for 15 Days?

• Take A Photo of That Trophy Out-of-Season Fish…

“The state Department of Environmental Conservation is cracking down on anglers who take photos of fish caught out of season and post them on social media websites.

”Photographing such fish is now a ticketable offense under a regulation that took effect April 1. The regulation is listed on Page 52 of the new DEC fishing guide that people get when they buy a fishing license.

”According to the fishing guide, “A person may not fish for a species (even if immediately released) during the closed season for that species on a given water. Fish caught during the closed season must be unhooked and released immediately. They may not be handled for any other purpose, including taking a photo.”

”Those who take photos of out-of-season fish can be ticketed by an environmental conservation officer, according to DEC Region 6 spokesman Stephen W. Litwhiler. The penalty can be a fine of up to $250, and/or 15 days in jail….

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Excuse me, but is it getting ridiculous out there...or what?

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