Oct 17, 2011 posted by: admin
A Lewes man was arrested today for operating a charter boat without a charter captain’s license.
Fish and Wildlife agents arrested 61-year-old Herbert Shorthose earlier today, and he pled guilty to the charge.
He was fined $239, and his saltwater fishing license has been revoked for a year. Further charges are pending from the Coast Guard.
Charter boat captains are required to have both charter captain’s and saltwater fishing licenses under Delaware law.
Lewes man fined for no charter boat license
LEWES (Oct. 17, 2011) – DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents cited a Lewes charter boat operator today for not having a charter captain’s license.
Herbert Lee Shorthose, age 61, of Lewes, was taken into custody Oct. 17 and pled guilty to the charge in Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown. Shorthose was fined $239 and had his saltwater fishing license revoked for one year. Further charges are pending with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Under Delaware law, charter boat operators are required to purchase a charter captain’s license and a saltwater fishing license to operate in Delaware waters.