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Ewa fisherman fined for violating state lay net rules

An Ewa fisherman was fined $500 for violating state lay net fishing rules,

Allen Zamora was cited by the Department of Land and Natural Resources division of conservation and resources enforcement for possession of illegal lay nets in the Waikele Stream-West Loch area on Dec. 14, 2013. 

He was found guilty in Ewa District Court on Feb.19 and fined $500, the state department said in a news release.

A DLNR officer on routine patrol saw a small pick-up truck with a boat and multiple nets in the bed of the truck and Zamora was cited for use of unregistered lay nets, and use of lay nets longer than 125 feet. 

State law requires that lay nets must be registered with the DLNR division of aquatic resources and must have registration tags attached at each end of the float line and the lead line (four attachment points per net). Minimum legal size for mesh is 2-3/4 inch stretched, and maximum net size is 125 feet long and seven feet high. 

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