Port of Long Beach Lifts Fishing Restrictions to Conform to State Regulations

Posted: January 23, 2014  |  By: Crystal Niebla [Long Beach Post]

Surrounded by massive cargo ships, container cranes and highways, private boater Skyler Nathis says that he and his buddies fished in the Port of Long Beach for years without knowing that certain areas were restricted.

According to the 23-year-old Lakewood resident, it wasn't until a few years ago--when Port law enforcement saw his buddies hooked on a sting ray, confiscated the fish, and gave them each a fine--that they realized it was illegal.

Now, however, Nathis and his buddies may not have to worry about Port police because fishing restrictions in the harbor have been revised.

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