Some of those who steal from their fellow fishermen are being convicted of theft. Not many, but a few. Proving a theft and how much stolen crabs are worth are difficult to prove in court. But disgruntled fishing boat crews are beginning to turn in some of their own captains when they see other people’s crab pots hauled up and emptied of their catch. And a Newport-based organization is raising reward money to get more crewmen to step up and turn-in those who would steal another’s livelihood.
The story is in the Statesman-Journal. Click here.