Nine-foot tuna seized from boat

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Every fisherman worth his salt, whether it’s a living or just a hobby, has that story about the one that got away. But it doesn’t usually involve running afoul of the law.

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The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management issued a criminal summons for the captain of a Massachusetts charter boat for not having the proper licenses or permits to fish in the state’s waters.

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As such, the entire haul taken in by that day by the ship’s clientele was seized by authorities, including one whopper of a catch: a giant bluefin tuna.

The fish measured nine feet long.

The fishing trip was halted immediately as officials escorted the boat to a nearby port.

As for the catch of the day, it was sold to a dealer at the port who did have the correct license.

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