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But just think of how many other "morons" get off scot free.. :mad:



Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Frisco, NC
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An undersized fish
This guy pleaded guilty,because he had no choice,but think how many get away with it. Glad to see them actually nab one..
Glad to see all the "donations" tacked on there as well..

MOREHEAD CITY – Virginia resident Randy Abbitt, captain of the fishing vessel
Saga, pled guilty to possessing an undersized blue marlin during the Pirate’s
Cove 20th Annual Billfish Tournament in Manteo on Aug. 15, 2003.

Abbitt, 51, of 53 James River Lane in Newport News, also pled guilty to
resisting a public officer in discharging a duty of his office.

He was given a prayer for judgment on both charges by Dare County District Court
and ordered to pay the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries $446.12 for
replacement and investigative costs. Abbitt also paid $200 in court costs and
also agreed to donate $1,000 to the Dare County Friends of Youth and $1,000 to
the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Endowment Fund.

Abbitt’s blue marlin was just under 94 inches – well below the 99-inch state and
federal legal minimum size and over 16 inches short of the tournament’s 110-inch
minimum standard.

For more information about the case, please contact Colonel Joe Lynch, N.C.
 
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