Cost for Short Lobster Citation?

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kmacinty

Cost for Short Lobster Citation?, by kmacinty

Question: I was lobster fishing recently and didn’t realize until I was pulling up my hoop nets that I’d left my measuring gauge in the car by mistake. I was sure that the lobster I caught was of legal size, … Continue reading →
 

fishn1003

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maybe someone will tell you what they paid. have heard, up to 1k, probably depends on several factors
 

IrieMitch

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If local spiny is going for $32/lb and the average legal lobster is 1.25 lbs, annnnd if the fine is $1000 you could buy 25 lobsters for the price of that one short you didn't get to keep.

Im sorry this happened to you, sounds like an honest mistake.
 

makairaa

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Guy was lucky the warden was in a good mood. Could have been 2 tickets. You are required by law to have a measuring device in possession when fishing lobsters
 
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plj46

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What an idiot.No gauge and then assumes he kept a legal which even if legal was against the law because he didn't have a gauge.The fine should be the maximum allowed.
 

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26 blackman MADRUGADOR II For sale ,13'6 gregor hoopster
1500 .... talked to a guy who got one .
 

sdrepairman

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Those tickets are anywhere from $500 to $1,000 for each short lobster
It should depend on if the warden is in a good mood
If you were nice to him
If the warden caught you with a short and thinks you made a honest-mistake it should be around $500
If the warden thinks you are poaching for profit or any thing like that then you should get a $1000 fine
And as stated above
Not having a measuring device should be a ticket as well